THE Audi S4 quattro racers return to national competition in East London on Saturday, 5 July. This is round four of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Championship and it holds the promise of being action-packed from start to finish.
With three rounds done for the season, the Audi S4 quattro racers have made their mark already and are in a dominant position in the championship. Leading the pack is the defending champion in the series, Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme).
Stephen’s lead sees him with a 14 point advantage going into the East London round, working toward his fourth consecutive title in this series.
Gennaro Bonafede (32 – Audi Sasolracing) holds third place in the championship with the East London event potentially crucial to his championship ambitions this season. Bonafede is just five points shy of second place at this point and a good result at this round of the Super Series will put him in a strong position as the field moves into the second half of the season.
For Hennie Groenewald (A8 – Audi Sasolracing) and Simon Moss (A38 – Engen Xtreme) the fight on track is going to be for fourth place. Groenewald has the advantage here as he already is in fourth, but is separated from Moss by just five points.
Not scoring any points in the second race at Scribante in Port Elizabeth, round three of the Super Series, sees Groenewald having to race hard to catch up and make up the deficit. The high-speed East London circuit could be just the opportunity he needs to make that happen.
For Moss, his performance seems to be improving with every passing round – his first year in the championship. As Moss becomes better acquainted with the Audi S4 quattro, so his results improve too.
Four talented racers, each behind the wheel of an Audi S4 quattro sets the scene for an action-packed race day in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship at East London on Saturday, 5 July.