Audi R10 TDI in Pole Position at Mosport
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:13 PM
• Dindo Capello fastest in the Audi R10 TDI in qualifying
• Audi R10 TDI on first and second rows
• Third outright pole position for Audi of the season
With a gap of only 0.09 seconds, Audi driver Dindo Capello (Italy) claimed the pole position for round nine of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Mosport (Canada). Team mate Emanuele Pirro (Italy) drove the second Audi R10 TDI to the third fastest time overall and starts as the second fastest driver in the LM P1 category.
In the only ALMS race outside of the United States of America, the Audi drivers all but dominated the entire 20 minute qualifying on the second fastest racetrack of the season from the start. In the opening minutes Rinaldo Capello and Emanuele Pirro traded the best time. At the halfway stage, Porsche driver Romain Dumas was in front, but six minutes before the end of the session Dindo Capello achieved the pole position with a time of 1m 05.829s. Team mate Emanuele Pirro drove with a time of 1m 6.010s on starting position three.
Audi thus clinched the pole position for the third time this season in front of the lighter LM P2 sports cars. Four races before the end of the season, the Audi drivers could claim the Manufacturerʼs and Teamʼs titles in the LM P1 category.
The race at Mosport starts Sunday at 3 p.m. local time (9 p.m. in Germany) with a distance of 2:45 hours.
Source: Audi Sport
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