Auburn Hills, Mich., After a stop in Portland for a brief test the Audi R8's are heading to Mosport International Raceway to compete in the Globemegawheels.com Grand Prix at Mosport on August 6th. Coming off of a ...
Auburn Hills, Mich., After a stop in Portland for a brief test the Audi R8's are heading to Mosport International Raceway to compete in the Globemegawheels.com Grand Prix at Mosport on August 6th.
Coming off of a commanding victory at Sears Point where Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello lapped the field, the Audi Sport team is anxious to tackle the 2.4-mile rolling Mosport circuit in their R8's.
"I raced at Mosport for the very first time last year and I loved the place. It's very fast, flowing and challenging - exactly how I like a circuit layout - and one that should perfectly suite the Audi R8," said Allan McNish, driver of the number 77 R8.
"The race at Sears Point went perfectly. The team continues to focus on the ALMS championship and Mosport should prove to be very exciting," said Len Hunt, head of Audi Sport North America.
"The circuit is extremely uneven and therefore very demanding. We've never competed there before, except for a planned test day to set-up the car. At Sears Point we proved that we can quickly adapt ourselves to new tracks. If all goes well like Sears, then we expect to be up front again. <pre> Audi R8 line-up for Mosport: #77 Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello #78 Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro
ALMS Points Standings after Sears Point: 1. Jorg Muller BMW 124 2. JJ Lethto BMW 122 3. Jan Magnussen Panoz 110 4. David Brabham Panoz 109 5. Frank Biela Audi 108 6. Emanuele Pirro Audi 107 7. Allan McNish Audi 99 8. Rinaldo Capello Audi 96 9. Bill Auberlen BMW 81 10. Hiroki Katoh Panoz 78
Audi Finishes for 2000 ALMS Season: Sebring Qualify one and two, finish first and second, fast lap of race Charlotte Qualify second and fourth, finish sixth and twentieth - 1999 R8R's Silverstone Qualify one and two, finish third and eighth - 1999 R8R's Le Mans Qualify first, second and third, finish first, second and third fastest lap Nurburgring Qualify one and two, finish third and thirtieth, fastest race lap Sears Point Qualify first and second, finish first and second, fastest race lap, McNish new track record