Auburn Hills, Mich.- The Speedvision GT series will conclude its eleven-race schedule at the Grand Prix of San Diego on Sunday, November 5th. Derek Bell and Michael Galati will try to repeat their strong performances from Las Vegas. The...
Auburn Hills, Mich.- The Speedvision GT series will conclude its eleven-race schedule at the Grand Prix of San Diego on Sunday, November 5th. Derek Bell and Michael Galati will try to repeat their strong performances from Las Vegas.
The closed street circuit is comprised of nine turns, half of which are 90 degrees, making for a difficult circuit that requires patience from the drivers. The tight track layout may favor the higher torque V-8s and V-10s, so the setup of the Audi S4s will be the key to another successful weekend.
Following his victory in Vegas, Michael Galati moved up one place in the drivers' points standings to fourth, with 165. Derek Bell moved up from 14th to 12th with 94 points, following his twelfth place finish. Audi remains in fourth place in the manufacturers' standings.
Derek Bell, Legends of Motorsport/Audi S4 Competition: "The track is a point and squirt layout. You are on the throttle for a brief time and then on the brake again. The setup of the car will be important; we will have to get the handling just right."
Michael Galati, Champion Audi/ Audi S4 Competition: "The track is tight, which usually means there will be a lot of yellow flags. We will have to put in a good qualifying effort. It will definitely be an advantage starting from the pole."
Rod Bymaster, manager, Audi Sport North America: "After our win at Las Vegas, the team is hungry for more. San Diego will be a very tight race. We still have the opportunity to get Michael in the top three in points for the season." <pre> Audi S4 Competition Season: Charlotte Derek Bell qualified 17th and finished 9th Mosport Derek Bell qualified 8th and finished 7th Michael Galati qualified 3rd and finished 2nd Lime Rock Derek Bell qualified 8th and finished 29th Michael Galati qualified 1st and finished 5th Sears Point Derek Bell qualified 8th and finished 5th Michael Galati qualified 3rd and finished 2nd Quebec Derek Bell qualified 14th and finished 25th Michael Galati qualified 10th and finished 20th Texas Derek Bell qualified 17th and finished 24th Michael Galati qualified 13th and finished 11th Atlanta Derek Bell qualified 11th and finished 13th Michael Galati qualified 4th and finished 8th Laguna Seca Derek Bell qualified 6th, finished 6th Michael Galati qualified 2nd, finished 14th Las Vegas Derek Bell qualified 11th, finished 12th Michael Galati qualified 1st, finished 1st