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  Archive of Audi S4 Race Reports/News/Photos 2001  
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Audi S4  2001  -  2002 

 

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  2001 Speedvision GT World Challenge GT Series  
     
  GALATI'S AUDI TAKES ROAD ATLANTA RACE ONE VICTORY  
  TITLE HOPES REMAIN ALIVE AFTER STRONG RESULTS FOR BOTH CHAMPION S4'S  
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5 October 2001, Road Atlanta - Michael Galati got the jump on Speedvision GT title rival Peter Cunningham at the start, and held that lead to take the race win in the first of two races which decide the 2001 Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship. Galati held a slim points lead going into the first of two Road Atlanta races, but required solid performances in both races to take the GT title.

That he did in fine style, leading throughout the first race, as team mate Derek Bell came home a fine third to clinch two podium spots for Audi, and Bell's best GT finish of the 2001 season. Going into Sunday's final race, Galati needs to finish just tenth or better to take the GT Drivers' Championship, regardless of what Cunningham does in the final race.

 
     
  Results from Speedvision GT Round Nine at Road Atlanta:

1. (2), Michael Galati, Olmstead, Ohio, Audi S4 Comp, 27laps.

2. (1), Peter Cunningham, W. Bend, Wis., Acura NSX SC, -2.331sec

3. (3), Derek Bell, Pagham Sussex, England, Audi S4 Comp, -2.815sec
 
     
 
Champion Audi S4 crew all smiles in Victory Lane...with one race left to run... Derek gets a Champagne shower - front and back - courtesy of Cunningham and Galati Cunningham, Galati and Bell on the Podium - Derek enjoying his first podium finish of 2001
TV waits while Mike Galati enjoys his crucial Race One win Great guys...strange hair... The S4 crew rejoice as Galati takes the checkers; Bell an excellent third
Anxious faces (and TV camera) watch the lap charts as the laps wind down... Bell holds off Cunningham in the early going as Galati extends his lead Champion R8 crew look on as S4's lead into Turn One
Seconds after the start, Galati and Bell open their advantage on pole-sitter Cunningham
 
     
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