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  Archive of Audi R8 Race Reports/News/Photos 2003  
   
 

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Champion Racing  - 2003 ALMS Sears Point

 
     
 

Race Day Photos Part One - Start thru first pit stop

JJ Lehto gets the jump on Joest's Frank Biela, moving into third place at the start...
...and sets off in hot pursuit of the leading Dyson MGs
The scenery at Infineon Raceway Sears Point is spectacular
Lehto closes on the second Dyson MG of Andy Wallace...
...and on the next lap pulls off the pass for second as the pair work traffic...
...Lehto then chases down the leading car of Butch Leitzinger...
...and makes several attempts to pass before deciding to settle for second place in the early going
JJ Lehto at Infineon Raceway Sears Point
Just before an hour's distance, an ideally-timed full-course caution period sees all the leaders pit simultaneously...
...Lehto turns over to Johnny Herbert, who gets a full tank of fuel...
...and fresh Michelin rubber all around...
...but a stuck wheel gun at the left rear crucially delays Herbert's exit long enough to allow Joest's Marco Werner to get out of the pits first, taking the race lead...

 

 
     
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