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  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2003  
   
 

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Champion Racing  - 2003 ALMS Laguna Seca

 
     
  Race Day in Photos  
 
The raceday ritual of warming up the R8's drivetrain...all is well
Ricky and Perry adjust the Michelins for the very cool conditions raceday morning
505 brought to pit lane for the morning warmup
Johnny Herbert waits for the raceday morning warmup to commence
A brief fire in part of one of the R8's wiring harnesses puts a premature stop to the warmup...repairs have to be made before 505 can race
A concerned JJ Lehto watches...
Discussing the wiring harness are (l-r) Ralf Juttner, Joest Racing Technical Director; Brad Kettler, Champion Technical Director; Dieter Meissler, Champion's Audi Sport Technical Advisor; and Christen Weck, technical team coordinator for Audi Sport
Johnny Herbert repays the mechanics' hard work by battling for and taking second place from James Weaver's Lola as the starting field races toward turn one
Herbert consolidates second place and pressures the leading Audi
Herbert chases Biela in the opening laps...
...with Weaver behind in third
Herbert runs afoul of both electrical and transmission problems during his first stint, costing him second place and time on the track
The ADT/Champion crew call Herbert in early for a precautionary change of the R8's gearbox, costing several laps
JJ Lehto rejoins the fray several laps down to the leaders, and gets straight to work carving his way through traffic...
...Lehto the fastest driver on the track during his two stints, climbing back up the leaderboard
JJ Lehto at the Corkscrew
Lehto in for his final pit stop...
...taking fuel and front tires only
Johnny Herbert watches the timing screens in the late stages
In all a good result for Team ADT/Champion Audi at Laguna Seca, all things considered. Lehto's fine run after the long stop for repairs yields a result of 4th place overall; 3rd place in the LMP900 class (Photo Courtesy Richard Dole)
 
     
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