Audi Motorsport newsletter 2006-07-16

ALMS: Audi R10 TDI wins at USA comeback Ony four weeks after its historic victory as the first diesel-powered sportscar in the 24 Hours of Le Mans the Audi R10 TDI celebrated another success: At the comeback in the American Le Mans Series on the...

ALMS:
Audi R10 TDI wins at USA comeback

Ony four weeks after its historic victory as the first diesel-powered sportscar in the 24 Hours of Le Mans the Audi R10 TDI celebrated another success: At the comeback in the American Le Mans Series on the new circuit in Salt Lake City (U.S. State of Utah) Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela triumphed in a thrilling finale with a lead of merely 0.318 seconds over Porsche drivers Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen. Struck by a misfortune were Dindo Capello and Allan McNish, who were leading the race almost up to the finish before dropping to fourth place on account of a slow puncture. Still, Capello/McNish defended their lead in the overall standings.

STCC:
Audi driver Thed Bjork wins at Falkenberg

After clinching victory in the fourth round of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC), Thed Bjork has further expanded his lead in the overall standings. The Audi driver in his A4 STCC had started the race from second place on the grid. The decision was made in the pit stop phase. Bjork pitted first, followed by strong lap times which gave him a sufficient advantage to get in front of polesitter Robert Dahlgren. In the Championship Bjork now has a ten-point lead.

Superstars:
Second victory for new Audi RS 4

In the third round of the Italian Superstars Touring Car Series the team of Audi Sport Italia celebrated the second victory with the new Audi RS 4. Following Tamara Vidali's exploit at Imola, Giorgio Sanna prevailed against the competition in his "home game" at Vallelunga. The Roman, having started from the second row, immediately took the lead which he defended up to seeing the chequered flag. Team-mate Dindo Capello could have clinched a double victory for Audi but in the ninth of 15 laps the Audi factory driver was forced to retire due to a defective fuse of the fuel pump.

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BTCC:
Two victories for SEAT squad at Croft

With two victories and two second places the SEAT Leon was the dominant vehicle in the British Touring Car Championship round at Croft. The man of the day was James Thompson, who had started from pole into the first heat but then conceded victory to team-mate Jason Plato, who is holding a higher place in the Championship standings. In the second run Plato took the position of the runner-up. In the third race, then, Thompson did claim his well-deserved winner's cup with a commanding performance.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Allan McNish , Frank Biela , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , James Thompson , Thed Björk , Jason Plato , Robert Dahlgren , Dindo Capello