Audi Motorsport Newsletter Ingolstadt, 21 August 2006 ALMS: Second 1-2 win in a row for the Audi R10 TDI The Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten. In round seven of the American Le Mans Series at Road America, Team Audi Sport North America achieved...
Audi Motorsport Newsletter
Ingolstadt, 21 August 2006
Second 1-2 win in a row for the Audi R10 TDI
The Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten. In round seven of the American Le Mans Series at Road America, Team Audi Sport North America achieved a second 1-2 victory in a row with the revolutionary diesel sports car -- this time in the finishing order of Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro ahead of Dindo Capello/Allan McNish. On one of the fastest tracks of the season, the Audi drivers were able to take full advantage of the R10 TDI's strength. Allan McNish broke the lap record in qualifying. The two Audis were the fastest cars also in the race. Caution periods reduced the advantage of the Audi drivers and kept the race thrilling until the very end. The first three prototypes crossed the finish line split by just 0.713 seconds.
Audi scores podium result with Martin Tomczyk
116,000 spectators at the Nurburgring witnessed another thrilling DTM weekend on which Martin Tomczyk in the Red Bull A4 DTM of Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline -- finishing in third place - achieved a podium result for Audi. He pushed forwards in the rain from tenth to fourth place with a lightning start. In the final phase on the dry track, the Audi "works" driver even nearly caught up with the Mercedes of current DTM leader, Bernd Schneider. Tom Kristensen and Mattias Ekstrom forfeited a possible Audi victory at the Nurburgring at the start. Kristensen, who started from row one, dropped from second to sixth place with spinning rear wheels and finished fifth to remain second in the championship. Meanwhile Ekstrom stalled the engine. Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Timo Scheider and Mattias Ekstrom finishing in places six, seven and eight meant that a total of five Audi drivers scored points at the Nurburgring.
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Rene Rast takes championship lead
By taking his second victory of the season, Rene Rast took over the championship lead in the German SEAT Leon Supercopa at the Nurburgring. The 19-year-old "young gun" won the heat on Sunday after achieving third place in Saturday's race. Previous leader Florian Gruber came home with zero points on Saturday, when Christian Hohenadel won, saving the second position in the championship with a fourth place the next day.