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Mid-Ohio: Audi race report

Galati wins Mid-Ohio. Lexington, Ohio - Michael Galati, driving the number one Champion Audi S4 Competition, won the SCCA Pro Racing Speed Channel GT Series race at Mid-Ohio today. Galati started from pole position and was pursued by two ...

Galati wins Mid-Ohio.

Lexington, Ohio - Michael Galati, driving the number one Champion Audi S4 Competition, won the SCCA Pro Racing Speed Channel GT Series race at Mid-Ohio today.

Galati started from pole position and was pursued by two Porsches for the entire race. "The Porsche cars are lighter than our Audi so they can break a little better. The mid-race yellow really helped my car as I could cool the tires and brakes for the run to the finish. This was a great result after a tough race at Lime Rock," said Galati.

Derek Bell driving the number two Legends of Motorsport Audi S4 Competition, finished in fifth place improving on this sixth place qualifying position. "I didn't get a typical Audi start, couldn't go for the gap. I was running with a group of Porsches and was able to get a good run on one of them on the final lap to improve my position, which was a nice reward after a hot race," said Bell.

Audi new comer Joel Nelson finished a competitive eighth in the number three Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition. "I had a tough start. It was a long hot race, the longest I have ever run. We should have dialed in a little more oversteer and the car would have really came back to me in the race. I learned a lot and the Champion Team is great to work with, I am looking forward to Road America next weekend."

"We had a very good race, three cars in the top ten. Michael drove an excellent race to keep the car under him on a hot day. Derek and Joel did a great job to round a very good weekend for Audi." said Rod Bymaster, manager Audi Sport.

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Series PWC
Drivers Michael Galati , Derek Bell , Joel Nelson