Randy Pobst earned Audi its first Speed GT World Challenge victory for the RS 6 sedan when the Gainesville driver led the penultimate round of the series from start to finish. Pobst's first win for the Audi Sport North America-backed Champion...
Randy Pobst earned Audi its first Speed GT World Challenge victory for the RS 6 sedan when the Gainesville driver led the penultimate round of the series from start to finish. Pobst's first win for the Audi Sport North America-backed Champion team earns him a 12-point lead in the series. Outgoing GT champion Michael Galati finished third in his similar Audi RS 6 Competition. The race was run under full course yellow for the final five laps.
"I used the Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive traction to the full and blasted from sixth on the grid in to second place by the first turn. But I rode up on to a kerb on the exit and almost slid off which cost me a place. I had some early pressure from McClure and then Auberlen but broke clear and started pulling in Fitzgerald. I would have loved the race to re-start as I felt confident I could get second place. Audi is now just a point off the lead in the Manufacturer's standings and I'm determined to help them achieve success next weekend."
"It wasn't a great way to score Audi's first win in the RS 6 with the race finishing under full course yellow but heck, we'll take it. I made a good start and was able to stay ahead throughout the race despite heavy pressure at times from Mike [Fitzgerald]. I'm delighted to have been able to reward Champion Racing and Audi North America. We've made great progress throughout the year with the new RS 6. The final race in Puerto Rico next Sunday is going to be mighty interesting."