Audi on third quarrel of a grid during Daytona

Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Following several warm-up laps, a Audi bureau motorist managed to make a ideal landing. After a tire vigour had reached a designed best level, Albuquerque gathering a flawless path on a high-speed lane in Florida. His time of 1m 48.282s warranted him and Team Alex Job Racing grid position 6 in a GT class, creation Audi a third-best code in a margin of a 8 manufacturers.

René Rast achieved a second-best time of an Audi driver. The German from Team APR Motorsport took grid position eleven (1m 48.581s). Markus Winkelhock in a Audi R8 GRAND-AM competent in a front half of a margin of 34 GT vehicles as well. The Audi from Rum Bum Racing will start from position 16 (1m 48.865s) on Saturday. The American Matt Bell from APR Motorsport achieved grid position 27 in another R8 GRAND-AM.

The categorical concentration of all a teams was and continues to be placed on scheming for a 24-hour race. All teams are regulating a remaining night use on Thursday and a final use on Friday to serve labour a set-up of a patron competition sports car. The competition will start during 15:30 internal time on Saturday.

Selected quotes

Romolo Liebchen (Head of Audi Sport patron racing): “In qualifying, there were no surprises. We strong on scheming for a race. It was critical not to take any risks today. Together with a credentials in a tests during a finish of final year and in a commencement of January, we’re rebellious a competition with a transparent conscience. The drivers are giving us feedback confirming that we’re using with a set-up that provides really good drivability.”
 
Filipe Albuquerque (Audi R8 GRAND-AM #24/Alex Job Racing): “I’m really happy with my lap. we kept my cold since we knew that a initial 3 laps are zero special. we knew when I’d be means to attack. The tire vigour was building according to devise and afterwards we usually indispensable a singular lap. Everything was right on a dot. There was no some-more trade and we done no mistakes. Afterward, a tires were used up. Things couldn’t have left any improved today. And in a other use sessions we wish to urge a automobile a small bit more. I’m looking brazen to a race.”

Qualifying results

1 Nick Tandy (Porsche) 1m 47.631s
2 Andy Lally (Porsche) 1m 47.828s
3 Sean Edwards (Porsche) 1m 48.007s
4 Patrick Long (Porsche) 1m 48.137s
5 Alessandro Balzan (Ferrari) 1m 48.260s
6 Filipe Albuquerque (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 1m 48.282s
7 Marco Seefried (Porsche) 1m 48.319s
8 Robin Liddell (Camaro) 1m 48.330s
9 Daniel Serra (Ferrari) 1m 48.521s
10 Anthony Lazzaro (Ferrari) 1m 48.577s
11 René Rast (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 1m 48.581s
16 Markus Winkelhock (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 1m 48.865s
27 Matt Bell (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 1m 49.937s

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