Commanding 1-2 victory for Audi at Mid-Ohio
ALMS: Audi Sport North America’s two Audi R10 TDI prototypes were in a class of their own in round six of the American Le Mans series at Mid-Ohio (U.S. state of Ohio). Lucas Luhr/Marco Werner and Dindo Capello/Emanuele Pirro achieved a comanding 1-2 victory for Audi – on a track which in the past favoured the lighter LM P2 cars and on which Audi last scored an overall victory in 2004. Particularly impressive was the victory of the two Germans Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner. They led 107 of the 111 laps.
Results and points
Mid-Ohio (USA), 19 July, American Le Mans Series round 6
1 Luhr/Werner (Audi R10 TDI) 111 laps in 2h 45m 19.458s (1st in LM P1)
2 Capello/Pirro (Audi R10 TDI) + 7.717s (2nd in LM P1)
3 Dumas/Bernhard (Porsche) + 11.272s
4 Brabham/Sharp (Acura/Honda) + 11.881s
5 Fernandez/Diaz (Acura/Honda) + 18.519s
Positions after 6 of 11 rounds: 1 Luhr and Werner, 126 points; 2 C. Field, J. Field and Pirro, 65; 3 Berry, 55; 4 Capello, 53; 5 Biela, 42.
Nex race: Road America (USA), 9 August
Coming up next week
Lucas Luhr becomes 29 (Tuesday) ... Round seven of the DTM at the Nürburgring (Sunday) ... Show laps of the Audi R10 TDI driven by Dindo Capello at the Nürburgring (Saturday/Sunday)
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