Audi beats best time from final year

Posted on 20. Jun, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The hybrid competition cars with a 4 rings, that have been undefeated in a stream deteriorate so far, dominated on a 13.629-kilometer lane in Western France on Wednesday right from a beginning. In giveaway use and in qualifying, Audi confirmed a tip 3 positions. The fastest in both subordinate sessions was a series ‘2’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by Loïc Duval (France), Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Allan McNish (Scotland). The best time of a day of 3m 22.349s was achieved by Loïc Duval shortly after subordinate started during 22:00.

The Spaniard Marc Gené, who is pity a series ‘3’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Lucas di Grassi (Brazil) and Oliver Jarvis (Great Britain), achieved a second-fastest time of a day (3m 24.341s). Trailing them in third place were final year’s winners and stream World Endurance Champions Marcel Fässler (Switzerland), André Lotterer (Germany) and Benoît Tréluyer (France). The fastest path of automobile series ‘1’ was driven by André Lotterer in 3m 25.474s.

But nothing of a 3 Audi squads was especially focused on a follow for quick path times on Wednesday. Following a primarily stormy pre-test on Sunday before last, Audi Sport Team Joest continued a exam module that had been started then, focusing on tire tests and a ideal competition set-up of a 3 R18 e-tron quattro cars. In addition, all drivers attempted to do a imperative laps during night. All, solely for Marcel Fässler, who was stopped twice by red flags, managed this.

Both a giveaway use and a initial subordinate sessions were stopped early after incidents in that a ensure rails of a competition lane were shop-worn – subordinate even finished as early as after 65 mins of a creatively scheduled dual hours.

“Still, we fundamentally finished a work tonight as planned,” pronounced Loïc Duval, who distinguished his 31st birthday final week. “Our devise was to tilt off a genuine subordinate path on a dry lane as good – we never know what a continue will be like tomorrow. we held a path but traffic. But a automobile isn’t ideal nonetheless simply since a lane conditions aren’t so decisive yet. At this indicate in time, a outcome after a final subordinate event on Thursday is still totally open.”

“It’s good that a competition week has finally begun for good,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “The continue conditions were improved currently than approaching so that we were means to work well. Unfortunately, there were dual longer interruptions since a lane had to be remade after accidents. That’s because we’re anticipating to be means to make best use of tomorrow for checking off a final sum we’ve got on a movement list.”

From 19:00 to 21:00 and from 22:00 to 24:00 dual serve subordinate sessions are scheduled during that a a final grid positions will be awarded. To date, Audi has started from a stick position 7 times during a Le Mans 24 Hours, that celebrates a 90th anniversary this year, and has won a world’s many critical continuation competition eleven times during 14 runs.

Qualifying 1 results:
1 Duval/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 3m 22.349s
2 di Grassi/Gené/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 3m 24.341s
3 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 3m 25.474s
4 Wurz/Lapierre/Nakajima (Toyota) 3m 26.676s
5 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld (Lola-Toyota) 3m 30.423s
6 Davidson/Buemi/Sarrazin (Toyota) 3m 30.841s

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