Audi R8 LMS #6 (Audi Sport Team Phoenix), Christopher Mies/Frank Stippler/Markus Winkelhock
After the first quarter of the 24 Hours of Spa, three Audi R8 LMS cars were in the top-six. After a turbulent start of the race with two safety car phases and several full course yellows, the field remained close together with seven GT3 racecars on the lead lap.
The best-placed Audi was the number “6” car of Audi Sport Team Phoenix in P2 followed by the #1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi that had moved up from 27th place on the grid to third position. The “sister” #4 WRT car was in sixth position in the leading group.
René Rast, who in the Audi R8 LMS number “28” of Audi Sport Team WRT, had led during the opening first quarter of the race, was hit up the rear by another car after five and a half hours. The German pitted with a punctured rear tyre while body parts were repaired and the rear light was changed. Rast lost three laps and was placed P43 after six hours.
The Audi customer racing team I.S.R. Racing with number “75” held P16, its “sister” car number “74” was in position 27, both cars losing time due to three drive-through penalties.
The best Audi of the customer team, Saintéloc Racing, was number “26” in P11. The number “25” in P57 had lost three laps due to an electronics defect in the second hour. The third Saintéloc Audi number “27” held P53 overall and was placed just outside the top-six in the Am category.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).