Best Audi patron on grid position 20 during Spa

Posted on 26. Jul, 2013 by in Audi Canada

A altered technical rating of a Audi R8 LMS ultra that, with a total of 18 pretension wins has been intensely successful, has poignant effects in this season. Audi’s patron competition competition automobile has won a Blancpain Endurance Series twice in period given 2011. Now, a change of opening has clearly slowed a car. In a final competition of a array during Le Castellet, usually one of a 9 Audi motorist squads managed a jump into a tip ten. At a season’s apex eventuality during Spa, Laurens Vanthoor in a WRT Audi designated as automobile series ‘1,’ achieved grid position 20 in a super-pole subordinate session. The Belgian took a high risk and overwhelmed a tire smoke-stack that shop-worn a back wing of a Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Behind him, a design was transparent as well. Five Audi R8 LMS ultra cars competent within 315 thousandths of a second and so showed a really cohesive performance. However, in grid rows 14, 15, 16 and 18, they were lacking between 1.978 and 2.293 seconds to a tip in subordinate on Thursday. Phoenix Racing with Markus Winkelhock (D) as a fastest motorist of automobile series ‘16’ took 27th place, his team-mate Christopher Haase (D) thirtieth. They were directly trailed by a Belgian Audi Club Team WRT with Christopher Mies (D) and Mattias Ekström (S). Matt Halliday in a fourth WRT Audi achieved position 35. Team United Autosports competing in a Pro-Am difficulty with Glynn Geddie (GB) took grid position 53 in a margin of 65 entrants.

While a Audi R8 LMS ultra had no possibility in a gait opposite one path in qualifying, a teams, in a race, are fixation their trust in a famous trustworthiness of a patron sports automobile from Heilbronn-Biberach and a support by Audi Sport patron racing. The 65th using of a classical continuation competition in a Ardennes starts on Saturday during 16:30 and can be watched during by live streaming. The TV channel Motors is airing roughly twelve hours of approach coverage of a action, RTL Nitro will promote a outline on Sunday night during 19:15.

Selected quotes

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “The formula in subordinate pronounce a transparent language. We’re ancillary a module of a patron teams with a two-time Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer as good as with a Spa leader and two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekström. Our apparent GT specialists are on house as well, who have won a Blancpain Endurance titles and a races during Spa, during a Nürburgring, during Bathurst and during Daytona. None of them managed to be in row even tighten to a front of a field. Teams WRT and Phoenix won a competition in a past dual years. And a Audi R8 LMS ultra is a competition automobile that has won races worldwide. This year, things are being done intensely formidable for us due to a rating. We’re awaiting a really tough race. Despite these factors we’re anticipating to be means to minister a partial to a suspense.”

Dirk Spohr (Head of Customer Management): “We’re ancillary a patron teams during a many critical GT3 competition of a year again with hands-on assistance and recommendation this year, a tools use on plcae and a infrastructure for patron sport. However, it’s apparent that a best teams, a first-class GT3 competition automobile and drivers who are famous to be good have not been in row in a conflict for a tip this weekend so far. Now we’re concentrating on relocating as distant toward a front as probable in a competition with a trustworthiness that Audi is famous for, an best plan and fit array stops.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Audi R8 LMS ultra #1/Belgian Audi Club Team WRT):
“Unfortunately, a engine was misfiring on a initial lap, apparently caused by a fuel supply. On a second lap, we attempted to conflict though we haven’t been confident with a car’s change via a weekend yet. My automobile had a bit too most oversteer and we slid into a tire stacks.”

Qualifying results

1 Adam/Howard/McKenzie/Mücke (Aston Martin #99) 2m 20.675s
2 Basov/Bobbi/Guidi/Skryabin (Ferrari #70) 2m 20.902s
3 Buhk/Götz/Schneider (Mercedes #84) 2m 20.917s
4 Catsburg/Moser/Palttala (BMW #4) 2m 21.100s
5 Holzer/Mapelli/Tandy (Porsche #911) 2m 21.219s
6 Cameron/Griffin/Mortimer/Vilander (Ferrari #59) 2m 21.249s
7 Baguette/Campbell-Walter/Turner (Aston Martin #100) 2m 21.293s
8 Buurman/Leinders/Martin (BMW #3) 2m 21.297s
9 Lieb/Lietz/Pilet (Porsche #150) 2m 21.313s
10 Dusseldorp/Parente/Sims (McLaren #7) 2m 21.543s

20 Ortelli/Rast/Vanthoor (Audi R8 LMS ultra #1) 2m 23.342s
27 Ide/Kumpen/Winkelhock (Audi R8 LMS ultra #16) 2m 22.361s
30 Haase/Jarvis/Primat (Audi R8 LMS ultra #6) 2m 22.408s
31 Lotterer/Mies/Stippler (Audi R8 LMS ultra #2) 2m 22.608s
32 Ekström/Fässler/Sandström (Audi R8 LMS ultra #13) 2m 22.617s
35 Frey/Halliday/Mayr-Melnhof (Audi R8 LMS ultra #0) 2m 22.676s
53 Bratt/Geddie/Li/Patterson (Audi R8 LMS ultra #125) 2m 24.836s

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