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Archive of Audi S4 Race Reports/News/Photos 2003


RS 6 2003  -  2004



  2003 Speed GT World Challenge GT Series  
  Lime Rock  

Speed GT Race - Testing at Lime Rock




Wednesday, May 21 - Michael Galati and Randy Pobst contest two, 42-lap, 64.26-mile races on Saturday (24 May) and Monday (26 May) - the third and fourth rounds of this year’s 10-race series.


Pobst, the Audi Sport North America supported, Florida-based team’s new recruit, has recorded two excellent third place finishes in the new Audi RS 6 “Competition” - the most recent at Mosport, Canada, last Sunday. 


Meanwhile defending GT champion Galati is hoping that the double-header Lime Rock meet kick-starts his season after suffering bad luck at Sebring and Mosport.


Galati and Pobst, the winners of the corresponding Lime Rock GT races in 2001 and ’02, successfully completed installation laps at Lime Rock yesterday (TUES) and take to the track again on Friday in two practice sessions when they will fine-tune their all-wheel-drive RS 6 “Competitions” to the specific characteristics of the 1.53-mile, seven-turn road course.



Michael Galati :

“Hopefully the disappointing start to my title defense will change at Lime Rock.  Being a two-race meet, these races are very important for me personally as a driver but also Audi in terms of Manufacturer points.  We’ll leave the track on Monday night with four races completed in the series so we must have some points in the bag.  It will be vitally important to stay out of trouble on Saturday so that the car is undamaged for Monday’s race.”


Randy Pobst:

“Consistency is real important – can’t afford any mistakes.  Lime Rock has suited the Audis historically and when I raced against Michael there last year, his Audi was stunning through the downhill corner leading on to the straightaway – a section which tends to be bumpy.  Hopefully I’ll be able to use the all-wheel-drive to my benefit this year.  I’m obviously delighted with how things have turned for me in the opening two races.


Lime Rock Schedule

Friday – Practice, 1100-1120 & 1425-1445

Saturday – Qualifying Race 1, 0930-0950.  Race 1, 1345-1445

Monday – Qualifying Race 2, 0900-0920.  Race 2, 1115-1215


2003 Speed GT World Challenge – Driver’s Standings (after 2 races)

1   Phil McClure, Corvette Z06. 65-points

2   Randy Pobst, Audi RS 6 Competition.  55

3   Bill Auberlen, BMW M3.  46

4   Hans Stuck, BMW M3.  44

5   Michael Culver, Porsche 911 Cup.  36

6   Tim Wiens, Porsche 911 Cup.  35

19 Michael Galati, Audi RS 6 Competition.  14


2003 Speed GT World Challenge – Manufacturers’ Standings (after 2 races)

1   Chevrolet,  18

2   Audi,  10

3   Porsche & Saleen,  7

5   BMW,  6

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