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Audi third on the grid in St. Petersburg
- Diesel-powered sports car also fast on street circuit
- Allan McNish quickest in LM P1 class despite accident
- Marco Werner seventh in “sister” Audi
The two Audi R10 TDI sports cars will start Saturday’s second round of the American Le Mans Series in St. Petersburg (US state of Florida) as fastest LM P1 prototypes from the second and the fourth rows of the grid. In the first ever appearance of the revolutionary diesel-powered sports car on a street circuit, defending champion Allan McNish headed the field in the last free practice session on Friday. He also set the pace with the 650-hp R10 TDI at the beginning of qualifying before being relegated to third position by the fastest two LM P2 sports cars.