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Audi claim good grid positions in Long Beach
- Dindo Capello quickest in the LM P1 class
- Audi drivers net positions four and six on the grid
- Tight qualifying on the Long Beach street circuit
The two Audi R10 TDI sportscars start the third round of the American Le Mans Series in Long Beach (US state of California) as fastest LM P1 prototypes from the second and the third rows of the grid. In qualifying on Friday, Dindo Capello drove his 650 hp Audi R10 TDI to the fourth fastest time behind three lighter LM P2 sports cars. In sunny and warm conditions, Emanuele Pirro in the “sister” Audi was second in the LM P1 category and sixth overall. He was only 0.067 seconds behind fifth place.