March 14, 2013

Audi Shocker: Fast or Crash

Photo: MSM/Jim Sykes/Jake Galstad


Veteran Allan McNish had a rather embarrassing crash in his R18 e-Tron on the very first lap of practice this morning at Sebring. Knowing Audi they probably had to slave away for like 10-15 minutes to totally rebuild that car...

One Audi out but the other R18 had the best time in the session:


Prototype 1 (P1) Top 3:
• Benoit Treluyer – No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro – 1:45.908 (127.129 mph)
• Lucas Luhr – No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c – 1:46.648 (126.247 mph)
• Chris Dyson – No. 16 Dyson Racing Lola B12/60-Mazda – 1:49.373 (123.102 mph)

Prototype 2 (P2) Top 3:
• Simon Pagenaud – No. 551 Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b – 1:53.482 (118.644 mph)
• Tom Kimber-Smith – No. 41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan – 1:53.539 (118.585 mph)
• Marino Franchitti – No. 552 Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b – 1:54.577 (117.510 mph)

Grand Touring (GT) Top 3:
• Stefan Mucke – No. 97 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8 – 2:00.786 (111.470 mph)
• Oliver Gavin – No. 4 Compuware Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 – 2:00.923 (111.344 mph)
• Antonio Garcia – No. 3 Compuware Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 – 2:00.992 (111.280 mph)

Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire (PC) Top 3:
• Pierre Kaffer – No. 81 DragonSpeed Mishumotors ORECA FLM09 – 1:55.935 (116.134 mph)
• Bruno Junqueira – No. 9 RSR Racing ORECA FLM09 – 1:57.084 (114.994 mph)
• Stefan Johansson – No. 8 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09 – 1:57.404 (114.681 mph)

GT Challenge (GTC) Tire Top 3:
• Spencer Pumpelly – No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – 2:05.687 (107.123 mph)
• Jeroen Bleekemolen – No. 22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – 2:05.745 (107.074 mph)
• Kevin Estre – No. 68 TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup – 2:06.189 (106.697 mph)

The Axis GTC car was P8 with a 2:06.919 lap by Kuba Giermaziak.   Super tight field in GTC.

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