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EU3: Audi newsletter 2009-06-21

Podium positions for the Audi R8 LMS FIA GT3: At the FIA GT3 European Championship event in Germany the Audi R8 LMS secured podium positions in both races. In the battle for victory in the first race at Oschersleben, Christopher Mies and ...

Podium positions for the Audi R8 LMS

FIA GT3: At the FIA GT3 European Championship event in Germany the Audi R8 LMS secured podium positions in both races. In the battle for victory in the first race at Oschersleben, Christopher Mies and Christopher Haase had to settle for second place only 0.5 seconds behind in the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS. On Sunday Cesar Campanico and Nicolas Armindo from Team Rosberg clinched second place in a turbulent race which was started behind the Safety Car. Haase and Mies were sixth.

Capello and Sanna narrowly miss victory

Italian GT Championship: Dindo Capello and Giorgio Sanna experienced a weekends of highs and lows in the fifth and sixth races of the Italian GT Championship at Mugello. In the first race the Italian duo held second position for much of the race in the Audi Sport Italia Audi R8 LMS. A tire failure with Giorgio Sanna at the wheel threw them back to fourth place. In the second race start driver Sanna handed over the Audi R8 LMS as leader to partner Dindo Capello. As rain started to fall the Safety Car was deployed onto the track. Capello tried to defend the lead while still on slicks but was pushed down to second on the last lap.

Coming up next week

DTM press conference with the Audi factory drivers Mattias Ekstrom and Markus Winkelhock in Nuremberg (Monday)

... races 7 and 8 of the Swedish Junior Touring Car Championship (JTCC) at Knutstorp (Friday/Saturday)

... round 5 of the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring (Saturday)

... round 3 of the DTM at the Norisring (Saturday).

-credit: audi

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Series GT , Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Mattias Ekström , Cesar Campanico , Markus Winkelhock , Dindo Capello , Christopher Mies , Christopher Haase , Nicolas Armindo , Giorgio Sanna