Fifth pole position this season for Audi at Fuji

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich expressed delight with the performance of his team: “We saw a completely open qualifying in which the lap times kept improving and we were ultimately leading by a narrow margin. This shows what’s basically possible with the Audi R18. On the other hand, over a racing distance of six hours, a lot of other factors will come into play on Sunday. We’re wishing for the race to become a similar thriller as the qualifying session.” 

Stefan Dreyer, Head of LMP at Audi Sport, congratulated his drivers on their results as well: “Loïc Duval drove a superb lap and Lucas di Grassi completed this performance. Number 8 deserves the top spot on the grid. We’re expecting to see a really hot battle for victory on Sunday.”

The 6-hour race will start on Sunday at 11:00 local time (04:00 CEST). The fans in Germany can watch the entire race on the internet free of charge by live streaming on Eurosport. In addition, the channel will be airing live television coverage of the final stage from 08:30 to 10:15 on Eurosport 1 in Germany. Audi will be keeping its fans up to speed on Facebook (AudiSport) and Twitter (@audisport).

Qualifying results

1 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18) 1m 23.570s

2 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 23.595s

3 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) 1m 23.739s

4 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) 1m 23.781s

5 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18) 1m 23.856s

6 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 24.134s

7 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) 1m 28.837s

8 Kaffer/Trummer/Webb (CLM-AER) 1m 29.827s

9 Brundle/Rusinov/Stevens (Oreca-Nissan) 1m 31.698s

10 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine-Nissan) 1m 31.919s

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