Champion Racing  - 2003 ALMS Petit Le Mans

Race Day in Photos - Part One

Johnny Herbert during the race day morning warmup
Johnny Herbert during the race day morning warmup
JJ Lehto during the race day morning warmup
ADT/Champion Audi R8 on the starting grid at Petit Le Mans

Johnny Herbert shares a joke with Eva-Maria Veith, Communications officer for Audi AG

Johnny Herbert, JJ Lehto and Stefan Johansson pose with the Southern Belle on the grid at Road Atlanta
Team ADT/Champion Racing before the Petit Le Mans start
At the start, James Weaver (leading) jumps the start...behind, JJ Lehto prepares to put a move on Pole-sitter Marco Werner... the first Road Atlanta race earlier this year, Lehto overtook Werner on the outside of turn one for the race lead. Here, Lehto looks inside Werner...
...Werner drives in his mirrors, moving right to protect the inside line from the charging Lehto...
...but as the pair approach the first turn, Lehto suddenly moves to the left, preparing to once again overtake the Joest Audi on the outside through turn one...
...Lehto's speed helps him slingshot around Werner as the pair crest the top of the hill leading to turn two
Lap Two, and Lehto has a firm lead over Joest's Werner, while Weaver has fallen back to his rightful place after jumping the start
JJ Lehto in front of Marco Werner
JJ a class by himself
Werner gives chase in the opening laps, but does not have the measure of Lehto's Champion Audi R8 on this day
JJ Lehto works GT class traffic
Working slower traffic while making good time in the race overall is what endurance racing is all about
Lehto arrives for early race service from the ADT/Champion crew

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