Lehto, Herbert lead Trois-Rivieres test session

Lehto, Herbert lead Trois-Rivieres test session

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (August 1, 2003) - The American Le Mans Series returned to the unique 1.521-mile street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, the city of "Three Rivers." The series race on this tight 11 turn course last year with Audi R8s ...

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (August 1, 2003) - The American Le Mans Series returned to the unique 1.521-mile street circuit in Trois-Rivieres, the city of "Three Rivers." The series race on this tight 11 turn course last year with Audi R8s ruling on the temporary circuit.

#38 Champion Racing Audi R8: J.J. Lehto, Johnny Herbert.
Photo by Eric Gilbert.
Todays test session proved some things never change - the Champion Racing Audi set the fastest time with a time of 59.741 (91.656 mph). The LMP 900 Champion Racing team won their first overall race this year in June at Road Atlanta.

Second fastest was the recent winners of the third round of the 2003 season at Sears Point. The LMP 675 team of Dyson Racing turned a lap at 59.895 (91.420 mph). The No. 20 team car was a tad slower at 1:00.512 (90.488 mph), fourth fastest.

Sitting third for the session with only ten laps of the test session completed was the Team Joest Audi. The team car is in the paddock/garage area being repaired for tomorrow's practice/qualifying session after a crash at turn 10 during the early stages of the test session for the LMP 900/LMP 675 cars.

Marco Werner brought out the session's red flag ten minutes into the session. Team Joest Audi suffered front suspension damage along with front body work and steering. The car will be repaired for tomorrow morning's practice session.

"I slightly touched the inside wall of Turn 10, breaking the right steering arm," said Werner, co-winner earlier this year of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. "That's why I went straight into the tires on the outside of that corner, causing most of the damage. I feel really sorry for the team which now has to do some extra work to repair the car."

The cream of the GTS class was Corvette Racing, taking the two fastest spots: The No. 4 car was clocked at 1:01.877 (88.492 mph) with the sister car, No. 3 at 1:02.379 (87.780 mph). Prodrive Ferrari No. 80 was third for the session at 1:03.225 (86.605 mph).

GT top-dog went to Alex Job Racing's No. 24 Porsche at 1:04.926 (84.336 mph) and the team No. 23 was second with a team 1:05.013 (84.223 mph). P.K. Sport No. 60 Porsche clocked at 1:05.919 (83.066 mph) for third.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Johnny Herbert , J.J. Lehto , Marco Werner , Eric Gilbert , Alex Job
Teams Corvette Racing , Dyson Racing , Alex Job Racing