Porsche GT2 Porsche GT1 Porsche Lola Audi S4 Audi RS6 Audi R8 Audi R10
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2002  
   
 

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

 
.
  ALMS Sebring 12 Hours  
     
 

ADT/CHAMPION AUDI R8 TEAM PREPARES FOR THE 12 HOURS

 
     
 

The ADT/Champion Audi R8 racing team arrived at Sebring the Saturday prior to the 12 Hours, for the team's scheduled IMSA Technical Inspection on Saturday morning March 9th. The crew then spent the remainder of the weekend setting up our paddock areas and doing final checks on the race car in preparation for the first of three testing days on Monday the 11th.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday saw a total of five testing sessions, during which the drivers familiarized themselves with the new car and repaved track, and worked on setting up the ADT/Champion Audi R8 for Qualifying on Thursday. Andy Wallace had previously driven the new R8 (chassis 505) during the Michelin Tests in February after driving Champion's 2000-spec throughout the 2001 ALMS season. Stefan Johansson was getting his first taste of the heavily revised 2001-spec Audi R8 after driving his own 2000-spec R8 in 2001, and Jan Lammers got his first-ever experience behind the wheel of an Audi R8 during the test days.

 
     
  Results from Sebring Qualifying:

1 - (#1)   Biela/ Kristinsen/ Pirro Audi R8 Audi Sport North America 1:48.029

2 - (#2)   Capello/ Herbert/ Pescatori Audi R8 Audi Sport North America 1:48.744

3 - (#11) Knight/ Hawkins/ Kane MG Lola EX257 KnightHawk Racing 1:50.543

4 - (#50) Magnussen/ Brabham/ van de Poele Panoz LMP01 Panoz Motor Sports 1:50.617

5 - (#38) Wallace/ Lammers/ Johansson Audi R8 ADT/Champion Racing 1:50.797

 
     
 
Unloading at Sebring - One week till Race Day
   
Two generations of Audi R8...
   
 
   
ADT/Champion Audi R8 at Tech Inspection
   
Johnny, Keith and Wires
   
Stars and Stripes, Sebring, Sunset...
   
Audi Direct Injection V8 Turbo - a work of art..
   
Stefan Johansson in early testing at Sebring
   
Sebring testing - working on setup...looking for speed
   
Stefan, Andy, Brad and Jan confer during testing
   
Checking the engine data during practice
   
Johansson through Turn One
   
Drivers Lammers and Johansson brainstorming with team owner Dave Maraj after a session
   
Lammers and Wallace keep close watch on the timing screens
   
Reflecting colors and glowing brakes during Thursday night practice
   
Wallace negotiates Turn Ten during Friday morning practice
   
Lammers, Wallace and Johansson enjoying their work at the driver autograph session
   
Hundreds of Sebring race fans got their chance to get autographs from all the ALMS drivers
   
The R8 mechanics thoroughly inspect and prepare every component before the race
   
Lammers in the race morning warmup...ready to race...
 
     
.
  2010 Champion Racing. All Rights Reserved