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Sebring: Audi GT qualifying notes

Audi in front row for first World Challenge GT race. SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2003) -- Randy Pobst proved what he and the Audi RS 6 are capable of by putting the Champion Racing car on the front row for Friday's SPEED World Challenge GT race at...

Audi in front row for first World Challenge GT race.

SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2003) -- Randy Pobst proved what he and the Audi RS 6 are capable of by putting the Champion Racing car on the front row for Friday's SPEED World Challenge GT race at Sebring International Raceway.

Pobst turned his fastest lap early in qualifying with a time of 2:12.887. "I'm very pleased with 2nd position," exclaimed an excited Pobst. "The team set the car up specifically for one fast lap in qualifying and it worked to perfection."

This is Pobst's first time driving for Audi Sport North America and his first time driving the RS 6 during a competitive situation. "The quattro system is a revelation in traction. I can't wait to do the standing start with the quattro system and the V8 driving all four wheels."

Defending Series' Champion Michael Galati also had a great first showing of the Audi RS 6. "I'm very happy to be in the top five right now. We're starting with a new car and to be this fast right away is excellent. The Champion team did a fantastic job in preparing this car." Galati's time of 2:14.021 will put him in the third row for the start of the race.

Audi Sport North America's Motorsport Manager Rod Bymaster was equally impressed with the car. Said Bymaster, "I'm very happy with Randy turning such a fast lap and with putting Audi and Champion Racing on the front row. This is the first time the cars have run on a track and the team did a great job in preparing as well on working to improve the performance of the cars."

The SCCA Speed GT Championship takes the green light Friday at 4:25 p.m., for Round One of the 2003 season, part of the Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. For more information, please visit www.world-challenge.com.

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