Audi R18 (2016) #8 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, Oliver Jarvis
After the first qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi Sport Team Joest occupies the provisional starting positions of fifth and sixth place. Lucas di Grassi piloted the no. 8 Audi R18 to a lap time of 3m 22.466s shortly before midnight. André Lotterer in the #7 Audi R18 trailed his teammate by only 314 thousandths of a second. All six of the Audi drivers completed the mandatory night-time laps and concentrated on preparation for the race. The #8 Audi R18 was repaired in record time when the team changed the drive on the front axle, following a hard impact on a kerb during the free practice session. The final order of the grid will be decided on Thursday evening from 19:00 to 21:00 and 22:00 to 00:00.
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).