Night change for Audi during Le Mans

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

Last year’s leader Loïc Duval mislaid control of his Audi R18 e-tron quattro in a Porsche Corners during over 270 km/h and strike a lane separator during high speed. Except for abrasions, a Audi motorist was not injured.

“The collision looked horrible,” pronounced Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “It speaks for a reserve judgment of a Audi R18 and a Le Mans prototypes that Loïc survived a huge pile-up scarcely uninjured. We’re relieved to see that he’s well, deliberation a circumstances.”

On Wednesday night, Audi Sport Team Joest began scheming a new automobile in a group garage so it is prepared for a second subordinate event during Le Mans on Thursday. Instead of Loïc Duval, who stayed in a sanatorium overnight underneath observation, Marc Gené will be starting for Audi. The Spaniard has been partial of a Audi Le Mans patrol given 2011, finished several lane tests with a stream Audi R18 e-tron quattro and was creatively designed to run in a Le Mans 24 Hours in an LMP2 sports automobile of a JOTA team.  

The drivers of automobile series ‘1’ still have to do their imperative laps during night on Thursday in sequence to validate for a race. The same is loyal for many other drivers, as a initial subordinate event was stopped early after accidents and usually 50 mins of a creatively designed dual hours were available.  

“That’s because a path times we saw tonight are not really conclusive,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Marcel (Fässler) set a time in giveaway use that was dual seconds next his subordinate time. Our cars aren’t optimally retaining to a lane nonetheless and have some-more intensity than we were means to uncover currently due to a special circumstances. The starting sequence will no doubt change again tomorrow. But a many critical thing for a time being is that Loïc (Duval) is some-more or reduction good and can applaud his 32nd birthday on Thursday.”

The grid positions for a 82nd using of a Le Mans 24 Hours will be motionless on Thursday night from 19.00 to 21.00 and 22.00 to 24.00.

Results Qualifying 1
  1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 3m 23.157s
  2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 3m 23.928s
  3 Nakajima/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) 3m 25.313s
  4 Buemi/Davidson/Lapierre (Toyota) 3m 25.410s
  5 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 3m 26.388s
  6 Albuquerque/Bonanomi/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 3m 26.445s
  7 Belicchi/Kraihamer/Leimer (Rebellion-Toyota) 3m 33.117s
  8 Beche/Heidfeld/Prost (Rebellion-Toyota) 3m 34.922s
  9 Canal/Pla/Rusinov (Morgan-Nissan) 3m 38.843s
10 Chatin/Panciatici/Webb (Alpine-Nissan)  3m 39.490s

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