Kristensen fastest in Jarama practice

Jarama, Spain -- Tom Kristensen driving the number one Infineon Audi R8 lapped the historic Spainish circuit in 1:22.893 during the only practice of the day. The lap by Kristensen breaks the Jarama sportscar track record set in 1994 by Oscar ...

Jarama, Spain -- Tom Kristensen driving the number one Infineon Audi R8 lapped the historic Spainish circuit in 1:22.893 during the only practice of the day. The lap by Kristensen breaks the Jarama sportscar track record set in 1994 by Oscar Larrauri in a Porsche 962 (1:24.200).

Kristensen's teammate, Rinaldo Capello, is experiencing his first visit to the 13-turn, 2.3-mile track. "The circuit is very tight, you have to be very precise with your line and have a balanced car."

The cars return to the track on Saturday for practice and qualifying.

<pre> Friday Practice Times: 1. Kristensen/Capello Audi 1:22.893* 2. Biela/Pirro Audi 1:23.984 3. Johansson/Smith Audi 1:24.916 4. Magnussen/Brabham Panoz 1:26.078 5. Graf/Lagorce Panoz 1:27.805 6. DeRadigues/de Poele Reynard/675 1:28.518 7. Hawkins/Goddard Lola/675 1:33.346 8. Pobst/Collard Porsche/GT 1:33.631 9. Lambert/McKellar Saleen/GTS 1:33.743 10. Ekblom/Muller BMW/GT2 1:34.295

*New Jarama lap record.

-Audi

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Series ALMS
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Tom Kristensen , Oscar Larrauri