Audi is starting into the new FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from the top three grid positions. At the Sebring 12 Hours (U.S. state of Florida) André Lotterer managed to post his first fastest time in qualifying as an Audi driver.
This means that for the tenth time an Audi will enter the endurance classic race in Florida from the pole position. The other two Audi R18 TDI cars created very good prerequisites for themselves as well: Tom Kristensen took position two and Romain Dumas third on the grid.
With the two prototype classes split, it was Olivier Pla who claimed the LMP2 class pole position at the wheel of the all-new Onroak Automotive-designed and built #24 Morgan 2012 LMP2.
The Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 #51 of AF Corse team – driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander – will start from the pole position of the GTE Pro category.
1 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 TDI) 1m 45.820s
2 Capello/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R18 TDI) 1m 46.215s
3 Bernhard/Dumas/Duval (Audi R18 TDI) 1m 46.935s
4 Luhr/Graf/Pagenaud (HPD-Honda) 1m 47.536s
5 Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer (OAK-Pescarolo-Judd) 1m 48.319s
6 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck (HPD-Honda) 1m 48.439s
7 Leventis/Watts/Kane (HPD-Honda) 1m 48.590s
8 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld (Lola-Toyota) 1m 48.630s
9 Belicchi/Primat/Bleekemolen (Lola-Toyota) 1m 48.956s
10 Collard/Boullion/Jousse (Pescarolo-Judd) 1m 50.200s