Bowmanville, Canada -- The Champion Audi/Audi Sport North America racing team will take on the historic 2.4 mile Mosport International Raceway on Sunday, May 21st with two Audi S4's. Champion Audi took delivery of the second Audi S4...
Bowmanville, Canada -- The Champion Audi/Audi Sport North America racing team will take on the historic 2.4 mile Mosport International Raceway on Sunday, May 21st with two Audi S4's.
Champion Audi took delivery of the second Audi S4 Competition 10-days ago making last year's Touring Champion anxious for this weekend's race. "I am looking forward to driving the car, I haven't yet. Looking at how Derek performed at Charlotte, we should do pretty good. A top 10 finish should not be a problem, but a top 5 would be nice. Mosport is not the most suitable track for the Audi because of the long back straight away," said Michael Galati, driver of the number 9 Audi Sport North America S4.
Derek Bell driving the number 8 Legends of Motorsport/Champion Audi/Audi Sport North America S4 hopes to capitalize on his ninth place finish at the season opener in Charlotte. "Mosport should be a good track for us. The fast turns favor our four wheel drive, however, the slow hairpin at the back of the course and the long up hill straight that follows will definitely favor the big V-8's," said Bell. Derek will once again be offering commentary from the driver's seat of the S4 for the Speedvision telecast.
David Maraj, owner of Champion Audi said, "We have had little opportunity to test the S4 following Charlotte. We are still a little behind where we would like to be. We do have an open test at Mosport and Lime Rock, so we are hoping to get some quality time on the track to better sort-out cars handling."
"The team is coming together. Now that we have the second S4 for Michael we are hoping to double our data gathering and reduce the time involved in getting the cars to the front of the grid," said Rod Bymaster, manager of Audi Sport North America. "We were encouraged by our result at Charlotte, having put less than 10 laps on the car before the green flag dropped. We still need a couple of solid test days to get the car up to its potential."
Audi Sport North America is the motorsports arm of Audi of America, Inc.
<pre> Audi S4 Competition Specifications
Born in Ingolstadt and transformed at the Audi Sport UK racing garage of Richard Lloyd two miles from Silverstone, the Audi S4 Competition comes to North America seeking to enhance its racing pedigree. With championships in the British Touring Car Series in 1996, as well as rally events such as Pikes Peak, the S4 is a true competitor.
BODY * S4 Sedan body shell * RS4 front bumper with adjustable composite front splitter * Modified wheel arches to fit up to 9" wide wheels * Full roll cage with Audi Touring Car side protection * BBS 18"X9" magnesium wheels * Audi Sport rear spoiler - 20mm counter flap * Silver exterior paint * Additional fuel cell (capacity 5 gal nominal) INTERIOR * PI Dash with data logging (8 Channels) * Recaro FIA standard drivers seat and full harness * Audi Touring Car pedals * Integrated fire protection system ENGINE * RS4 Engine * 400 plus BHP, bi-turbo, five valve per cylinder * Larger, more efficient intercoolers * Pectel engine management system * AP dual plate carbon fiber clutch * Single mass fly-wheel
SUSPENSION * Penske fully adjustable shock absorbers * Eibach competition coil springs * ALCON six piston brakes in front and four piston in rear * Modified suspension arms with rod end and uniball joints * Fully adjustable front top arms * Fully adjustable rear top wishbone * Adjustable front and rear anti roll bars OPTIONS * Carbon fiber door trim * Air jack system * PI Data logging (16 sensor) * Audi Sport spoiler with range of counter flaps - 0, 5mm, 10mm * Radio * Spare BBS 18"x9" magnesium wheels * Audi rings exterior graphic
Important Success: 1995 Italian Super Touring Car Champion Touring Car World Cup Winner Italian Super Touring Car Runner-up 1996 British Touring Car Champion Touring Car Grand Prix of Macau Winner Italian Super Touring Car Champion Spanish Touring Car Champion Australian Touring Car Champion South African Touring Car Champion Belgian Touring Car Champion German Touring Car Champion 1997 Pikes Peak Hill Climb divisional champion British Touring Car runner-up