Sebring: Audi UK Team Veloqx Wednesday report

Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx topped the timesheet in today's (WED) second and final practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Britain's Jamie Davies stopped the clock at 1min 50.352secs, an average speed of 120.705mph, around the ...

Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx topped the timesheet in today's (WED) second and final practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Britain's Jamie Davies stopped the clock at 1min 50.352secs, an average speed of 120.705mph, around the 17-turn, 3.7-mile Florida track with just two minutes to run in the 60-minute session.

In the morning trial, following heavy rain the previous day, Allan McNish and Pierre Kaffer (#28 Audi R8) plus Johnny Herbert and Guy Smith (#88 Audi R8) each reported a "lack of grip" with their Audi R8s - both cars completing a total of 40-laps with Kaffer and Herbert setting the British team's quickest laps during the morning.

Kaffer commented: "Although the track was totally dry for the morning practice, the previous day's rain had 'washed' away the grip level."

The sun relentlessly blazed down for the afternoon's session in which Kaffer (#28) -- who again set the car's fastest time - and Smith (#88) drove the majority with McNish and Davies taking over in the closing minutes. During the afternoon, the Veloqx Audis clocked up 34-laps in total.

Davies added: "I'm pleased to be fastest but quite honestly it doesn't mean a lot. I was on a quicker lap on the next tour but was then delayed in traffic, a problem affecting everyone, so it's a bit of a lottery as to who ultimately claims the fastest time.

"Both Guy and I plus Pierre and Allan in our 'sister' Audi are not totally happy yet -- we still need to fine-tune the Audis during tomorrow's practice before qualifying but both of the Veloqx Audis should be near the front when it matters."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Johnny Herbert , Allan McNish , Guy Smith , Jamie Davies , Pierre Kaffer