Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's are provisionally one and two after the first round of qualifying for the Globemegawheels.com Grand Prix of Mosport.
Frank Biela in the number 78 Audi put in a time of 1:08.659 to take the pole. Teammate Rinaldo Capello piloted the number 77 R8 to a 1:08.807 qualifying to fill the provisional front row.
"It looks quite good for us, qualifying is going well, we will have to see tomorrow. The circuit is very fast and quite bumpy, more so than Sears Point. However, we have a good set-up for this type circuit with our experience at Sebring," said provisional pole sitter Frank Biela.
"My second lap was the quickest and then on the next two I ran into a lot of traffic and then decided to come in. We are two-hundredths off of the pole which is very good for Audi," said Rinaldo Capello. <pre> Mosport Provisional Grid: 1. Biela/Pirro Audi 1:08.659 - under track record 2. Capello/McNish Audi 1:08.807 3. Brabham/Magnussen Panoz 1:09.467 4. O'Connell/Katoh Panoz 1:10.110 5. Lehto/Mueller BMW 1:10.286 6. Schiattarella/de Radigues Lola 1:10.813 7. Auberlen/Gounon BMW 1:11.112 8. Johansson/Smith Reynard 1:11.464 9. Simo/Matthews Reynard 1:13.800 10. Schubot/Bourbonnais Lola 1:14.026
Audi R8 Driver Line-up for Mosport: #77 Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello #78 Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro