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Archive of Audi S4 Race Reports/News/Photos 2003


RS 6 2003  -  2004



  2003 Speed GT World Challenge GT Series  
  Laguna Seca  

Speed GT Race - Friday Practice Times




6 Sept - Randy Pobst scored his second and Champion Racing's third pole-position of the season when he comfortably set the fastest time in today's qualifying session.


Pobst, who lies third in the title race, stopped the clock at 1:32.662, an average speed of 86.948mph.  Randy's time was over two-tenth's of a second quicker then team-mate Michael Galati (1:33.143) who made it an all-Audi front row for the third time this season.



Michael Galati:

ďItís fantastic for both Audis to be on the front row of grid but the race will be another story.  Laguna is a very technical track with many elevation changes which, over a 50-minute race duration, will work the Audiís brakes very hard due the weight of the RS 6.  Although Iíve won the Speed GT title for the past two years, Iíve never won here for Audi in three attempts.  I started from the front row in 2000 while my best finish was a fourth last year - despite leading both of those races in the Audi S4 Competition.  Perhaps this is the year when Audi breaks its Laguna duck.Ē




Randy Pobst:

ďIím thrilled at taking pole-position - I like being No.1 - and Iím hoping I can repeat last yearís Laguna Seca Speed GT victory I scored.  Champion Racing has made real progress with the RS 6ís handling and front end grip due to on-going shock development and a new front aero package.  The Audi RS 6 Competition invariably qualifies well - this is my sixth front row start of the season.  But Iím under no illusion that the race is going to be very tough especially when our main rivals will have to show what they are really capable of as opposed to their sudden, mysterious lack of speed in qualifying.Ē 


1,(2), Randy Pobst, Gainesville, Ga., Audi RS 6, 1:32.662, 86.948.

2,(1), Michael Galati, N. Olmstead, Ohio, Audi RS 6, 1:33.143, 86.499.

3,(23), Paul Mumford(R), Yorba Linda, Calif., Dodge Viper, 1:33.184, 86.461.

4,(22), Mike Fitzgerald, Phoenix, Ariz., Porsche 911 Cup, 1:33.392, 86.268.

5,(81), Bryce Miller(R), Parsippany, N.J., BMW M3, 1:33.689, 85.995.

6,(82), Michael McCann(R), Canton, Ohio, Dodge Viper, 1:33.918, 85.785

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