All 4 Audi R8 LMS cars on a initial 5 rows of a grid for a Nürburgring 24 Hours

Posted on 15. May, 2015 by in Audi Canada

The Audi teams entirely prepared for a perfectionist continuation competition and used a use sessions to set adult a Audi R8 LMS for a Nordschleife in opposite continue conditions. “I’d like to appreciate Audi Sport patron racing and Audi Sport Team WRT that did an glorious pursuit of building and scheming a Audi R8 LMS,” pronounced Pierre Kaffer. “My initial path in subordinate was good and we even softened some some-more on a second lap. But contesting a competition as a offset motorist patrol is a lot some-more critical than a singular quick lap.” For a veteran competition motorist from Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, things will have come full round in this race. “In 1994, we was operative on Kurt Thiim’s competition automobile as a mechanic. Now I’m racing together with his son, Nicki Thiim, who was 5 years aged behind then, for a initial time. Christer Jöns and Laurens Vanthoor are completing a squad.” Vanthoor (B) is also competing in a sister automobile with Nico Müller (CH), Christopher Mies (D) and Edward Sandström (S).

René Rast (D) took ninth place for Audi Sport Team Phoenix, trailed in tenth place by Frank Stippler (D) with a opening of merely 30 thousandths of a second. As a result, all 4 of a new Audi R8 LMS cars have competent in a organisation of a 10 best competition cars. “The intensely slight gaps uncover that a cars of a best teams are really offset with honour to a lap,” says Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport patron racing. “But a design in a competition will be dynamic by additional factors. We’re competing with a essentially new competition car, since a rivals are closely informed with their cars that they’ve been racing for years. We did all to entirely ready for a initial 24-hour competition of a new GT3 model. But with a advantage of copiousness of knowledge on a Nordschleife we also know how indeterminate and tough this competition is. We have clever rivals whose performances we severely respect.”

Three other Audi motorist squads are completing a choice of a Audi Sport patron racing teams. In a multiple of a initial dual subordinate sessions, Team Twin Busch Motorsport took 23rd place. The Audi competition knowledge with Franky Cheng (CN), Marchy Lee (HK), Shaun Thong (HK) und Alex Yoong (MAL) achieved 24th place and a sister automobile with Niki Mayr-Melnhof (A), Micke Ohlsson (S), Rod Salmon (AUS) and Ronnie Saurenmann (CH) took 28th place. The 43rd using of a 24-hour competition will start on Saturday during 16.00, internal time, with some-more than 13 hours of live coverage to be aired by a TV channel Sport1.

Qualifying results

 
1 Augusto Farfus (BMW #26) 8m 17.394s
2 Adam Christodoulou (Mercedes #2) 8m 18.341s
3 Jens Klingmann (BMW #20) 8m 18.814s
4 Dirk Müller (BMW #19) 8m 18.886s
5 Pierre Kaffer (Audi R8 LMS #29) 8m 19.058s
6 Maxime Martin (BMW #25) 8m 19.323s
7 Nico Müller (Audi R8 LMS #28) 8m 19.437s
8 Lance David Arnold (Bentley #84) 8m 19.592s
9 René Rast (Audi R8 LMS #1) 8m 19.766s
10 Frank Stippler (Audi R8 LMS #4) 8m 19.796s

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