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Audi triumph for the launch of World Championship GT Cars

The Easter weekend is traditionally quiet in the world of international motorsport. but this year, it was even quiet frankly with key disciplines such as F1 or NASCAR complete rest.

To find the action in a World Series, he had to carry on the small circuit of Nogaro in the southwest of France. In the region of foie gras, eighteen drivers representing nine brands and models of exotic GT cars were on track to compete in the first race of the season World Championship FIA GT.

Somewhat moribund some championship during the offseason, so much that his life was threatened as a number of teams entered was low moment. Despite all two McLaren MP4-12C GT3, Aston Martin and many DBRS9s, Audi R8 LMS, BMW Z4, Ferrari 458 Italia, Ford GT, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS AMG and Porsche 911 GT3-R were on track.

The qualifying race on Sunday saw the Audi stables registered by the Belgian WRT realize double. Today Monday (public holiday in Europe) is the championship race, a one-hour duration with a mandatory driver change, which was presented. After a short battle with the Ferrari of Toni Vilander the two Audi R8 resumed their domination when the Finn was recalled to the wells to serve a penalty for departing anticipates. Of time, the French and Belgian Stephane Ortelli Vanthoor could spin to win with their new R8 LMS in front of their teammates Frank Stippler / Oliver Jarvis. Two Mercedes SLS and Ferrari round off the "Top 5".

Rally, the series I.R.C. (Intercontinental Rally Challenge) had its third meeting of the 2012 season, Ireland. A course focusing on the territory of Ulster (Northern Ireland, British possession) and once more saw the crews of Skoda Fabia S2000 dominate from start to end their rivals. The victory went to Finn Juho Hanninen, Andreas Mikkelsen in front of his teammates and Jan Kopecky.

The weekend is coming will pilot the main international series revive the competition. You can even safely say that this will be one of the weekends the busiest of the year, mainly with Formula 1 Grand Prix of China on the Shanghai circuit, the traditional Grand Prix of Long Beach (third round of the season in IndyCar) and NASCAR series that will be shared between the Texas Motor Speedway, and will ride the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, and Rockingham, a former North Carolina oval refurbished and will pit competitors Series Camping World Trucks.

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