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  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2002  

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

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The Race Photos

Seconds after the start, Herbert up to third
Johansson heads out for the first laps of the day
Stefan Johansson
Stefan Johansson gets ready for the warmup
Early morning at Mid-Ohio, the crew pushes the car out for the raceday warmup
Huge crowd, warm summer day, balloons go up and the race is underway at Mid-Ohio
Lap 2, and the lead pack has stretched out a bit
Johnny Herbert, hard on it
Johnny stalking Brabham's Panoz
Fast service from the ADT/Champion crew at first pit stops
Herbert fires the motor, and the TV reporter clears the area, but his cameraman - directly in Herbert's path - sticks with the shot till the very last second
New rear end in place, the diffuser goes back on and final tasks are completed before the car can get underway again
Two laps after his pit stop, Herbert is punted into the gravel trap by #42 Porsche, damaging the Audi's rear suspension
Back in the garage, the gravel-filled nosebox/splitter being removed. A new unit will be fitted rather than spend the time to remove all the dirt
New nosebox fitted at the front...fresh rear end being rolled into place at the back...Stefan Johansson prepares for a charge back through the field...
23 minutes after Herbert was punted, some 14 minutes after Herbert arrived back at the garage, Stefan rejoins the race to the cheers of a large crowd of watching fans...
Johansson having hauled the car up to 14th place (from 25th), Herbert gets back in to maximize his drivers points
TV cameraman keeps his distance as Johnny blasts away. He'll drag the ADT/Champion Audi as high as 10th before the timed race expires...
Champion's R8 show car was a fan favorite at Mid-Ohio. This little guy will need a booster seat...
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