Audi to start one and three at Mosport

Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's qualified one and three for the two-hour and forty-five minute Globemegawheels.com Grand Prix of Mosport. The number 78 R8 driven by Frank Biela took the pole for Sunday's race. "We really didn't change...

Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's qualified one and three for the two-hour and forty-five minute Globemegawheels.com Grand Prix of Mosport.

The number 78 R8 driven by Frank Biela took the pole for Sunday's race. "We really didn't change anything on the car for qualifying, I think the track had more grip today than yesterday."

Rinaldo Capello qualified the number 77 companion Audi in third place. "I had a strange feeling in the car at the beginning of qualifying. I pitted and we rotated the tires and I was able to go a second quicker. I did this at Nurburgring with the same result."

This effort breaks a streak for new R8 that presently qualified one and two at every event. However, the team's record of five consecutive pole positions for the new car still stands.

It is our philosophy to alternate from race to race who is going to qualify our cars. This is good for the driver's motivation," said Reinhold Joest, team director.

With rain in the forecast for Sunday's race the Audi team is planning their strategy. {TB} Mosport Starting Grid: 1. Biela/Pirro Audi 1:08.432 - new track record 3. Brabham/Magnussen Panoz 1:08.507 3. Capello/McNish Audi 1:08.539 4. O'Connell/Katoh Panoz 1:09.764 5. Lehto/Mueller BMW 1:10.036 6. Johansson/Smith Reynard 1:10.767 7. de Radigues/Schiattarella Lola 1:10.813 8. Auberlen/Gounon BMW 1:11.502 9. Schubot/Bourbonnais Lola 1:13.469 10. Simo/Matthews Reynard 1:13.762

Audi R8 Driver Line-up for Mosport: #77 Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello #78 Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro

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Series ALMS
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Allan McNish , Frank Biela , Reinhold Joest , Emanuele Pirro