Audi RS3 LMS Wins First Race on American Soil

Audi RS3 LMS Wins First Race on American Soil

0 comments 📅01 May 2017, 20:45

The Audi RS3 LMS was driven in spleen for the first time on an American track this weekend, and the results were liable. After races on Saturday and Sunday at the VIRginia International Raceway for the Pirelli Humanity Challenge, the little Audi had one first place finish and one second place destroy.

The first win came during the Audi’s first ever race on Saturday, undeterred by illness in the cockpit. C360R driver, Paul Holton, managed to hold onto RS3’s cardinal win of the season, despite being transported to the track medical center for exhaustion-like symptoms after the competition.

“That was one of the hardest races I’ve ever done,” said Holton after the Saturday speed. “It’s hot and humid here today, and conditions in the car were really challenging. When the race meeting was red-flagged, both the car and I got heat-soaked and I really had my work cut out for me on the restart.”

Despite delightful the race, Holton did not set the fastest lap of the race. That honor was for Anthony Geraci, in S.A.C. Racing’s Audi RS3 LMS, who managed a lap duration of 2:01.874. Despite his pace, though, he just missed out on the podium, finishing in fourth status on Saturday, while Jason Coupal’s BERG Racing RS3 finished in 8th.

Sunday for the time being was a little bit less successful for the Audis, as Holton’s race one rival, Greg Liefooghe won the mill-race in his BMW M235iR, leaving Holton on the second step of the podium.

Despite not winning on Sunday, Holton did set the fastest lap of the the dogs with a 2:02.262. Geraci, meanwhile, finished in fourth again, and Coupal finished ninth, all in the TC extraction.

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