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Audi on pole position for the season opener

ALMS 2001
Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello

At the season opener of the 2001 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Audi continues the successes of last year: The #1 Infineon Audi R8 will start the race from pole position. During the thrilling 20 minutes of qualifying on Saturday afternoon, Frank Biela in the #2 R8 set fastest time. But the time was nullified by the officials afterwards because the diffusor was 152mm high and the rules only allow it to be 150mm according to the Sportscar regulations. Rinaldo Capello in the companion R8, who set the second fastest time, will now take over pole position. According to the rules the #2 Infineon Audi R8 will start from the back of the field.

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