Nurburgring, Germany, The Audi R8's once again complete the front row in qualifying for the ALMS Bitburger/AVD 1000 km at the Nurburgring. Rinaldo Capello driving the number 77 Audi put the car on the pole with a time of 1:27.938. The...
Nurburgring, Germany, The Audi R8's once again complete the front row in qualifying for the ALMS Bitburger/AVD 1000 km at the Nurburgring.
Rinaldo Capello driving the number 77 Audi put the car on the pole with a time of 1:27.938. The session was briefly stopped while a Panoz was removed from the gravel trap allowing for a 20-minute intermission. "After the session continued I was able to get a clear lap with few mistakes. The car was very good after morning practice and I think we will be strong in the race, but 1000 kilometers is a long distance."
Frank Biela driving the number 78 R8 completed the session in second with a time of 1:28.540. "Two Audi's on the front is good for tomorrow. It is a six hour sprint race, any little problem will can cost you a victory."
"This was another great effort by the team. It is nice to see that the new R8 is competitive on a little tighter track, that is encouraging as the series is about ready to head back to the states," said Len Hunt, head of Audi Sport North America.
<pre> Top 10 To Start the Bitburger/AVD 1000km #77 Capello/McNish Audi 1:27.938 78 Biela/Pirro Audi 1:28.540 1 Brabham/Magnussen Panoz 1:29.103 42 Lehto/Muller BMW 1:29.222 43 Auberlen/Gounon BMW 1:29.907 2 Katoh/O'Connell Panoz 1:30.206 36 Johansson/Mathews Reynard 2KQ 1:30.307 02 Simon/Simo Riley & Scott MkIII 1:31.856 54 J.C. Boullion/Gene ROC VW 1:32.023 (P2) 17 Gache/Cottaz Courage C60 1:32.398
Audi R8 line-up for the Nurburgring: #77 Rinaldo Capello /Allan McNish #78 Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro