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06/11/04
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
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Fourth Le Mans pole position for Audi

Le Mans 2004
Qualifying at Le Mans

For a fourth time after 2000, 2001 and 2002, an Audi R8 starts the famous Le Mans 24 Hours from the front of the grid. Thursday evening, former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert captured pole position of the French Endurance classic for the newly formed Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx. The Briton beat last year’s pole time set by Tom Kristensen (Bentley) by 0.005s. Herbert’s team mate Allan McNish, who had been fastest in Wednesday’s first qualifying session, also improved his time making it a silver front row. Five-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen qualified fourth for Audi Sport Japan Team Goh. American Team ADT Champion Racing fully concentrated on race setup, starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday from the third row.

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