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Audi wins podium places at Portland

ALMS 2001
Emanuele Pirro in the #2 Infineon Audi R8

The race in Portland goes into history as the most exciting event of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS): During the entire race of 2:45 hours, the leaders showed a thrilling exchange of blows with the lead changing almost every lap. At the end Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro had to leave victory to the fastest Panoz by only a good three tenths of a second. Johnny Herbert and Andy Wallace in the 2000-spec Audi R8 of the Champion team completed the success of Audi with third place while Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen gained fifth position after shifting problems.

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