Mosport qualifying report

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (CP) -- Audi returned to the top of the American Le Mans Series heap Friday when Rinaldo Capello grabbed the pole position for Sunday's GT3 Grand Prix at Mosport International Raceway. The Italian driver, leader of the ALMS...

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (CP) -- Audi returned to the top of the American Le Mans Series heap Friday when Rinaldo Capello grabbed the pole position for Sunday's GT3 Grand Prix at Mosport International Raceway.

The Italian driver, leader of the ALMS points, turned the 2.459-mile circuit at 129.759 mph (1:08.222), breaking the track record of 129.361 that Audi teammate Frank Biela had set in 2000. Capello will co-drive with Tom Kristensen of Denmark in Sunday's two-hour, 45-minute timed event.

The stranglehold that Audi had held on the sports car endurance racing series was snapped in the most recent series race at Portland, Ore., two weeks ago when a Panoz beat the Audis in both qualifying and the race, ending Audi's 11-race winning streak.

Biela and co-driver Emanuele Pirro will start second Sunday, while Portland winners David Brabham and Jan Magnussen will line up third.

Didier de Radigues of Belgium, driving a Reynard 01Q-Judd, led qualifying in the LMP 675 class for smaller Prototypes with a speed of 120.439 mph. He will co-drive with fellow Belgian Bruno Lambert.

Terry Borcheller of Phoenix was the fastest qualifier in the GTS class, driving a Saleen S7R to a speed of 114.831. He will co-drive with Germany's Franz Konrad.

The GT class was led by the BMW M3 GTR of JJ Lehto of Finland and Jorg Muller of Germany at 112.283.

-ALMS

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Series ALMS
Drivers David Brabham , Rinaldo Capello , Didier de Radigues , Jan Magnussen , Franz Konrad , Bruno Lambert , Frank Biela , Jorg Muller , Terry Borcheller , Emanuele Pirro , JJ Lehto