Nurburgring Audi First Practice

Nurburgring, Germany, The Audi R8's are continuing to top the charts in lap times as they sit one and three after early morning practice. The famed Nurburgring circuit is living up to its history with overcast and rainy skies predicted for...

Nurburgring, Germany, The Audi R8's are continuing to top the charts in lap times as they sit one and three after early morning practice.

The famed Nurburgring circuit is living up to its history with overcast and rainy skies predicted for the race weekend. With temperatures in the 50's, the Audi R8's may see their first wet race of the season.

"The biggest problem (with the weather) is getting heat into the tires. It takes two or three laps to get the proper temperature," said Emanuele Pirro.

Even though the weather was cool, the Audi of Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello still managed to pace the first official practice of the weekend with a time of 1:29.239. The R8 driven by Emanuele Pirro finished practice third on the time charts with a 1:29.623.

Allan McNish commented on the morning practice, "the car was more stable than yesterday, we had the grip but it was a little too nervous. We worked on the suspension and now we have more stability and we were able to do a long run."

<pre> Top Five in Morning Practice #77 Audi 1:29.239 43 BMW 1:29.623 78 Audi 1:29.659 43 BMW 1:29.879 1 Panoz 1:30.008

Audi R8 line-up for the Nurburgring:    
#77  Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello
#78  Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro

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