Audi sets Mosport track record

Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's wasted little time in getting up to speed at the famed Mosport International Raceway setting a new track record. The previous track record was held by Hans Stuck in a Porsche 962c in August of 1985 with a...

Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's wasted little time in getting up to speed at the famed Mosport International Raceway setting a new track record.

The previous track record was held by Hans Stuck in a Porsche 962c in August of 1985 with a time of 1:09.775 and an average speed of 126.971 mph. The R8 driven by Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro put in a time in the first official practice of the weekend of 1:09.599 with an average speed of 127.191. Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello in the companion R8 ran a time of 1:09.677 averaging 127.049 mph.

The Mosport race will be televised on NBC live starting at 2:00 p.m. est.

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