• Audi takes pole for 24 hours of Le Mans - Audi to start in 1st and 2nd positions

      After a tough battle in qualifying Audi took the pole as well as the second spot for th 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP1 class. The Peugeot 908's took 3rd, 4th, and 6th place. The final Audi R18 (three cars total) took 5th place. The cars are all very close with the pole setting Audi R18 TDI just over 2/10's ahead of the Peugeot 908 starting in 3rd. The battle for overall supremacy at Le Mans is set to be epic.

      LMP1 Qualifying Top 10:

      1. Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI 3m 25.738s LMP1

      2. Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI 3m 25.799s LMP1

      3. Bourdais/Pagenaud/Lamy Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 3m 26.010s LMP1

      4. Sarrazin/Montagny/Minassian Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 3m 26.156s LMP1

      5. Kristensen/Capello/McNish Audi Sport North America Audi R18 TDI 3m 26.165s LMP1

      6. Davidson/Gene/Wurz Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 3m 26.272s LMP1

      7. Lapierre/Duval/Panis Team Oreca Matmut Peugeot 908 HDI 3m 30.084s LMP1

      8. Prost/Jani/Bleekemolen Rebellion Racing Lola Coupe-Toyota 3m 32.883s LMP1

      9. Collard/Tinseau/Jousse Pescarolo Team Pescarolo-Judd 3m 33.066s LMP1

      10. Belicchi/Boullion/Smith Rebellion Racing Lola Coupe-Toyota 3m 34.573s LMP1


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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Audi was very impressive last night. It was fun to watch.
        Seems like it will be Audi and Peugeot head to to head. I forget which race it was earlier this year but Audi out-qualified Peugeot yet Peugeot won the race.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Aston Martin were the suckers yesterday evening in the LMP1 class. Nr 007 even caused a red flag at 23:15 for getting stuck in the gravell at Mulsane.
        The BMW motorsport team did great, even though they have a real battle on their hands repairing the nr 55 car after his off into the tires, which destroyed and bent the front of the car. They have all of today to repair it. Fortunately it set a fast enough time to stay in 3rd place.
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        It is going to be a good race.

        Go Audi!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        It is going to be a good race.

        Go Audi!
        Rough life being one of their drivers:

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Check this out, a vid from the pits: