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  2002 Speed GT World Challenge GT Series  

Pompano Beach, Florida (27 February, 2002)
Things have been quiet on the Champion S4 scene for some months now, since Michael Galati took the Speedvision World Challenge GT Drivers Championship in a stunning pair of races at Road Atlanta, winning Audi the GT Manufacturers title in the process.

The S4 crew were instrumental in taking the Champion Racing Lola to third in class in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but have now returned their attention to shaking the dust off our pair of Audi S4 Competitions, with the goal of defending the SPEED GT Championship. We know the competition will be fierce this year, and new restrictions on the S4's ensure it will be a technical challenge as well.

The team spent two short days testing at Sebring this week, where drivers Derek Bell and Michael Galati got in their first laps since Atlanta. Galati, as might be predicted, was enthusiastic to be back in the driver's seat after the long lay-off, and is anxious to begin the new SPEED GT season at Sebring in two weeks' time.

Again for 2002 Derek Bell's S4 will appropriately wear the SPEED Channel's "Legends of Motorsport" banner, and Derek will be doing his regular race commentating job from the driver's seat during the GT races.

The 2002 SPEED World Challenge gets underway with the Mobil1 12 Hours of Sebring, March 13-16. Round One of the GT Championship will take off from a standing start at 4:10pm on Friday, March 15th, and will be televised on the SPEED Channel at 9p.m., Saturday, March 30th. All race fans are encouraged to come and see us in the Sebring paddock, to meet the drivers and check out the GT Champion Audi S4's close-up in person.

Champion Racing Audi S4 World Challenge GT Unloading at Sebring...Early Morning
Derek Bell and his World Challenge GT Audi S4 Bell and Galati make light work of pre-season testing
New Helmet and #1 for GT Champ Galati In-Car TV Host duties for Bell again in 2002 Readying for another session
This man was happy to be back in his race car...
Ahhh....RACING tires!! Galati at speed in Champion Audi R8 prototype
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