Saturday, August 29, 2015

FIA WEC: Audi will start from the second row at the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

Audi Sport Team Joest will start the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring - round four of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship - from the second row of the grid. The two factory Audi R18 e-tron quattro performed well.

The best ranked car was the  #8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro shared by Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis. They were third fastest and ended right behind the two works Porsche 919 Hybrids. The three drivers set an average time of 1:37.476.

The sister #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro shared by André Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer and Marcel Fassler was fourth fastest. Their average time was 1:37.783.

Toyota Racing locked the third row with their Toyota TS040 Hybrid cars. The privateer Rebellion Racing R-One AERs qualified in seventh and eighth places. Team ByKolles was ninth fastest with their CLM P1/01  AER.

The 6 Hours of the Nürburgring endurance race will be held on Sunday.

Photo credit: Audi Media