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Archive of Audi RS 6 Race Reports/News/Photos 2004

 
   
 

RS 6 2003  -  2004

 

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  2004 Speed GT World Challenge GT Series  
  Mosport Int'l Raceway Speed GT Race 1 Qualifying  
 

Galati and Pobst Qualify 2nd and 4th for Round 6)

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  BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada. (August 7, 2004) - The Certified Champion Racing Audi RS 6s will start today's SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mosport International Raceway lined up one behind the other. Michael Galati will start today's "double header" race weekend from the front row while teammate Randy Pobst will be stationed just behind him.

Michael Galati had an astonishing flying lap just 3:30 minutes from the end of today's twenty minute qualifying session. After spinning early at Turn 3, Galati came in to cool off his tires in attempt to return to the track and capture a better time. With just minutes remaining, Galati's time of 1:23.557 (105.944 mph) puts him in the front row next to pole sitter Max Angelelli in the Cadillac CTS-V car.

Conversely, teammate Randy Pobst locked in his 4th place position early on during qualifying. On lap five, ten minutes into the session, Pobst turned his fastest time of 1:23.954 (105.442 mph). This will put him directly behind his teammate, Michael Galati, a combination that has proved advantageous for the all-wheel-drive, quattro Audi RS 6s on the standing starts.

Round Six of the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT "double header" race weekend at Mosport International Raceway, takes the green flag today, Saturday, August 7, at 4:00 p.m. (EDT). The race will be broadcast next Sunday, August 15, on SPEED Channel at 1 p.m. (EDT).

Michael Galati (Olmstead, OH). "Unfortunately I went off on my first qualifying attempt at Turn 3 and took on some grass. So I decided I'd better cool off the tires some and try it again. I was hoping to get another good lap in and I actually got a great lap. It was one of those laps where you are just hanging by your teeth. "

Randy Pobst (Gainesville, GA). "I'm very pleased with this result. I think the cool weather this morning was a benefit to our turbo-charged Audi RS 6s. And also our Toyo tires like the cool weather. Michael and I are going to be on one side of the track, front to back. We're going to take off and we're going to lead early. I'm pleased at the speed that our Audis showed this morning despite all the REWARDS and adjustment weight we've received since the beginning of the year. Champion Racing works miracles when it comes to a qualifying set-up. The race will be a completely different story. As always, we pray for rain."

Louis Milone (RS 6 Team Leader). "I'm very happy with this result. It was better than we expected. We struggled a little bit yesterday and we're still struggling with some gremlins with Michael's car. It's a similar problem to the one we had in Portland. We do think it's related so we'll be back in the fuel tanks after this session. This is usually a good track for us and a competitive one as well."

DRIVER/HOMETOWN/STATE CAR FAST LAP SPEED

1) Max Angelelli/Monte Carlo/MC Cadillac CTS-V 1:23.452 106.077

2) Michael Galati/Olmsted/OH Audi RS 6 1:23.557 105.944

3) Ron Fellows/Toronto/ON Cadillac CTS-V 1:23.838 105.589

4) Randy Pobst/Gainesville/GA Audi RS 6 1:23:954 105.443

5) Michael Culver/Westport, CT Porsche 911 Cup 1:24.068 105.300

 
     
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