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  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2002  
   
 

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  ALMS Mid-Ohio  
     
 

Practice and Qualifying

 
     
 

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 29, 2002) Fighting persistent understeer, American Le Mans Series LMP-900 championship leaders ADT/Champion Audi qualified fourth for Sunday's 2hr 45min race at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course.

Two practice sessions, the second interrupted by three black flags, were held on Saturday morning, with qualifying held at mid-afternoon. The weather has been sunny and hot, with race day likely to be even hotter. With rain and clouds during the first two days of race week followed by progressively warmer days, the changable conditions have contributed to difficulties in achieving optimum setup for the twisting 2.258-mile roadcourse.

Sunday's race gets underway at 2pm EST, and will be televised live on SPEED Channel.

 
     
  Starting lineup for ALMS Mid-Ohio:

1. Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro; Audi R8, 1:14.169; 109.598mph

2. Jan Magnussen, David Brabham; Panoz LMP-1, 1:14.841; 108.614

3. Bryan Herta, Bill Auberlen; Panoz LMP-1, 1:15.084; 108.263

4. Johnny Herbert, Stefan Johansson; Audi R8, 1:15.179; 108.126

5. Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen; Audi R8, 1:16.453; 106.324
 
     
 
The R8 crew works at finding speed during practice
   
Mid-practice conference. Herbert, Kettler, Johansson
   
Details, details...
   
Johnny Herbert prepares for his qualifying run
   
Stefan Johansson during first Saturday practice
   
Fourth fastest time in Qualifying for Herbert and ADT/Champion Audi
   
A turn called "Madness"
 
     
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