Audi score pole in Mexico

September 2, 2016

Audi score pole in Mexico

September 2, 2016


Audi has scored pole position for the Six Hours of Mexico with Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval combining to take the top spot for the No.8 R18.

The Brazilian and Frenchman will combine tomorrow with Brit Olivier Jarvis at the front of the grid after setting a time of 1:25.069.

audi_pole_2Neel Jani and Marc Leib were second fastest for Porsche a mere .042 of a second adrift.

“It is really tricky. We have very little downforce because of the air so it is extremely difficult to nail it for one lap. I managed to extract the most out of the car – just a fraction slower than the fastest overall time,” di Grassi said.

“Let’s see how the weather goes but I think it is going to be as tight as qualifying.

“This pole positions represents all the effort that Audi Sport put in back home. Everyone in the team has been trying to get the car better, making new parts, everything that is need to make the car competitive here and giving this push for us for the championship.

“We hope we can keep it up in the race and try to fight for the win.”

Marcel Fassler and Andrew Lotterer were third fastest for Audi ahead of the second Porsche and the two Toyotas.

Both the No.7 Audi and No.5 Toyotas will contest tomorrow’s race with only two drivers and Benoit Treluyer and Anthony Davidson were forced to withdraw after suffering recent injuries in bicycling and testing accidents respectively.

Tomorrow’s Six Hours of Mexico will greet the green flag at 1:30pm local time.


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