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  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2001  

Audi R8  2001  -  2002  -  2003  -  2004  -  2005  -  2006

Champion Racing -  ALMS Petit Le Mans
  Practice and Qualifying  
  These photos are from pre-race official practice and qualifying sessions at the 2001 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, including the Thursday night practice session.

The starting lineup, showing drivers, hometown or country, type car and qualifying speed in miles per hour:

1. Tom Kristensen, Denmark; Rinaldo Capello, Italy; Audi R8, 128.939

2. Emanuele Pirro, Italy; Frank Biela, Germany; Audi R8, 128.769

3. David Brabham, Australia; Jan Magnussen, Denmark; Panoz LMP-1, 128.678

4. Stefan Johansson, Sweden; Patrick Lemarie, France; Audi R8, 127.108

5. Andy Wallace, England; Johnny Herbert, England; Audi R8, 127.092
  Friday morning practice Friday morning practice   Brad Kettler's photo comment - "Good brake bias"...  
  Wallace waits in pit lane during a black flag period Wallace pits during Thursday night practice   The "stars" come out at sunset...  
  This could only be one place...the famous Road Atlanta Esses...(looks a bit like the IMSA logo...) Herbert out of the Esses, climbing toward Six Herbert following slower traffic - briefly - at the top of the Esses Champion Racing's home away from home at Road Atlanta  
  Everything checked before Herbert heads out Johnny Herbert and the R8 crew await Wallace's pit stop Last minute preparations before practice    
  Greg "Wires" Laird...we find this guy in some really unusual places... A clean car is a very good thing...Larry hard at work at Road Atlanta      
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