Audi R8 LMS #8 (Audi Sport Italia), Marco Mapelli/Filipe Albuquerque
Successful season opener for Audi Sport Italia in the Italian GT Championship. Marco Mapelli and Filipe Albuquerque achieved victory in race one on Saturday. After starting from position three, Mapelli, who drove the final stint, following a strong performance by Albuquerque in the Audi R8 LMS, took the lead of the race in the second half. A riveting battle in the final stage saw Mapelli finish in position one by a narrow margin. For Albuquerque it was a special race: The Portuguese driver first raced with Audi Sport Italia in 2009 and after about five years he celebrated his comeback with the team at the Monza season opener.
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