Audi takes 1-2 victory at Trois-RiviÃ¨res In round four of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Trois-RiviÃ¨res, Canada, the Audi customer teams Infineon Team Joest and Team ADT Champion Racing gave Audi its third 1-2 victory of the season.
Audi takes 1-2 victory at Trois-Rivières
In round four of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Trois-Rivières, Canada, the Audi customer teams Infineon Team Joest and Team ADT Champion Racing gave Audi its third 1-2 victory of the season. Driving Team Joest's Audi R8, Biela/Werner won 55.503 seconds ahead of Johnny Herbert/JJ Lehto in the Champion Audi R8. Decisive was the first round of refuelling stops: Marco Werner pitted six laps after JJ Lehto under yellow. The earlier pit-stop cost the Champion Team a lap and the chance to win.
Quotes after the race
Marco Werner (Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 #1):
"This weekend, everything worked. I was allowed to do the qualifying for the first time and put the car onto pole position with quite a margin. Of course, this was great, especially as I was driving at Trois-Rivières for the first time. Also in the race everything went perfectly, I was able to pull away from JJ (Lehto) in traffic. Our set-up was so good that I was even able to save the tyres. I did not want to take too many risks, because, on a track like this, even a small mistake can end in the wall. My thanks go to the team: I hope with this performance I rewarded them after my accident on Friday."
JJ Lehto (Team ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 #38):
"I pushed as hard as I could and stayed pretty close to Marco (Werner) but we made our first pit-stop too early and then the race went full course yellow moments later. I drove for over two-hours, on the same set of tyres, and I was totally exhausted at the end. I had no feeling in my fingers for the last 20 minutes of my stint -- I couldn't even do up the seat belts for Johnny (Herbert)."
Dr Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Sport):
"Congratulations to both Audi teams, both did a great job. All four drivers drove strongly and were good in traffic. Unfortunately, the two MG Lolas retired very early, that took the biggest pressure off. But Champion put Team Joest under pressure until the end and did not cease to push."