Both Audi cars on front row at Austin

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich was happy about the performance shown by his squad: “The fourth pole position in the sixth race shows how fast the Audi R18 is in its current version. Congratulations to our drivers who have achieved this result. We have an important and difficult race before us. A victory would be a sweet reward for the hard work of the entire team.”

Stefan Dreyer, Head of LMP at Audi Sport, emphasizes how hard the conditions at the Circuit of the Americas were: “We had air temperature of 35 degrees centigrade and tarmac of 45 degrees in qualifying. It was simply great to see how good our drivers were in these difficult conditions. I also take my hat off to the performance of the whole team because especially the last few days were hard work. We were in front in each session. Now we’re going to leave no stone unturned to be there on Saturday as well.” 

The 6-hour race will start on Saturday at 17:00 local time. TV channel Eurosport will be airing live full-length-coverage during the night from Saturday to Sunday from 00:00 to 06:15 (CEST) in Germany. Audi will be keeping its fans up to speed on Facebook (AudiSport) and Twitter (@audisport).

Qualifying results

1 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18) 1m 45.842s

2 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18) 1m 45.983s

3 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 46.560s

4 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) 1m 47.218s

5 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 47.331s

6 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) 1m 48.584s

7 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) 1m 53.646s

8 Trummer/Webb (CLM-AER) 1m 54.577s

9 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine-Nissan) 1m 55.892s

10 Bradley/Merhi/Rao (Oreca-Nissan) 1m 56.873s