Audi warm-up notes

Trouble-free warm-up for Audi at Le Mans All three Audi R10 TDI sports cars ready to race Biela, Capello and Luhr nominated as start drivers The three Audi R10 TDI sports cars again ran like clockwork in the 45-minute morning warm-up for the Le...

Trouble-free warm-up for Audi at Le Mans

All three Audi R10 TDI sports cars ready to race Biela, Capello and Luhr nominated as start drivers The three Audi R10 TDI sports cars again ran like clockwork in the 45-minute morning warm-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours. All nine Audi drivers were in action on the wet track in order to prepare themselves for the race which will start at 3 p.m. local time. With a total of 32 laps, the Audi drivers were the most diligent ones of the entire field. Their main job was to evaluate different tyre specifications for the changing weather conditions.

Audi Sport Team Joest has nominated Frank Biela (car number 1), Dindo Capello (car number 2) and Lucas Luhr (car number 3) as start drivers. During the race, driver changes are planned as follows:

Audi R10 TDI #1: Biela > Pirro > Werner
Audi R10 TDI #2: Capello > Kristensen > McNish
Audi R10 TDI #3: Luhr > Rockenfeller > Premat

In dry conditions, the first refuelling stops are expected approximately 40 minutes after the start. This year, the diesel-powered sports cars have to race with 9-litre smaller fuel tanks. In 2006, the Audi R10 TDI completed on average 14 laps with one tank of Shell V-Power Diesel.

-credit: audi

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Frank Biela , Lucas Luhr
Teams Audi Sport Team Joest