Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Audi S4 racecars are being shuffled from Mosport to Lime Rock for the second consecutive week of racing action. Michael Galati, driving the number nine Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition, and teammate Derek Bell, driving...
Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Audi S4 racecars are being shuffled from Mosport to Lime Rock for the second consecutive week of racing action. Michael Galati, driving the number nine Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition, and teammate Derek Bell, driving the number eight Legends of Motorsport/Audi S4 Competition, will take to the 1.53 -mile track on Monday, Memorial Day, for round four of the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Speedvision GT Series.
The Champion Audi team stayed in Mosport for two extra days to focus on repairing the S4 racers of Galati and Bell. Both cars sustained damage at Mosport, but the Champion team will have them ready for the first practice session on Friday. "Champion is doing an excellent job. The team is putting in a lot of work between the two races to get the cars in shape for the Lime Rock event," said Rod Bymaster, manager, Audi Sport North America.
Michael Galati is currently in second place in the drivers point standings with 88, trailing the number one position by eight. "The car has been improving with every race. Champion and Audi have kept developing the car, and it shows. We got the pole last year at Lime Rock, so we should be just as strong this weekend," said Galati.
Derek Bell hopes to turn his fortunes around at Lime Rock, having had incidents in the first three rounds. "I am going back to my favorite old car that the Champion guys have had to prepare for this weekend. I am hoping to keep out of trouble and have a clean race. The Lime Rock layout suits the car quite well, so I am optimistic," commented the sportscar legend Bell. <pre> Speedvision GT Point Standings: 1. Cunningham 96 2. Galati 88 - Audi 3. Fitzgerald 76 4. McMillin 56 5. Miller 55 6. Jackson 53 7. Joh. van Overbeek 51 8. McClure 45 9. Marks 44 10. Adams 40 -- 19. Bell 16 - Audi
Audi S4 Season to date: Texas Galati qualifies third, finishes first, lead twelve laps Bell qualifies fourth, finishes thirteenth Sebring Galati qualifies third, finishes second Bell qualifies seventh, finishes twenty-fourth Mosport Galati qualifies third, finishes third Bell qualifies sixth, finishes twenty-first
The Speedvision race from Lime Rock will be televised on June 17 at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Speedvision.
Audi Sport North America is the motorsports arm of Audi of America, Inc.