Audi R8 a consistent contender in GT Racing in Portugal.
By Johan Laubscher
The Superstars GT Sprint Series was in Portugal this weekend, hosting round five at Portimao. MTM Motorsport achieved good and consistent results with their Audi R8 LMS. The MTM Motorsport entry was headlined by the addition of some Portuguese flavour being added to the Audi line-up. The MTM Audi R8 LMS team has fielded an Audi all season long, driven by Thomas Schöffler. He has shared the car with a number of drivers during the year, and this weekend he was partnered by Portuguese Audi Sport factory driver, Filipe Albuquerque.
During quaulifying they achieved a second and third place on the gird for the two races respectively. The first race saw the duo maintaining second position to the finish-line, for the first of two podium results. Race two saw the Audi dropping back, but Albuquerque drove very well and recovered up to second place, a position which he held to the finish. A good weekend for MTM Motorsport, scoring yet more podium results in the GT Sprint Series.
The next GT Sprint event will take place at Donington in September.
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