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Audi R8 LMS wins GTC class at ILMC Zhuhai

no98 Audi Sport C Racing R8 LMS, Edoardo Mortara, Daryll O’Young, Alexander Imperatori, ILMC Zhuhai

It was a strong showing for the Audi R8 LMS in its debut race in the ILMC series. Darrel O’Young brought the no98 Audi Sport C Racing R8 LMS across the line to win the 6 Hours of Zhuhai. The win did not come easy with Team AMG Mercedes SLS GT3 leading the first two hours and then everything changed. Continue reading ‘Audi R8 LMS wins GTC class at ILMC Zhuhai’

Audi R18 TDI’s qualify 3-4 for ILMC Zhuhai

Audi R18 TDI #2, Allan McNish, Audi Sport Team Joest, ILMC Zhuhai

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Heading in to the final round of the 2011 ILMC series, Peugeot has shown it has the upper hand at Zhuhai. The 908’s have been swapping the top two positions during all practice sessions and now qualifying.

Audi held the top spot in one of the private sessions on Wednesday where Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish led with a 1:31.196. This was also held in wet conditions. Continue reading ‘Audi R18 TDI’s qualify 3-4 for ILMC Zhuhai’

Edo Mortara, Audi R8 LMS secure ILMC Zhuhai GTC pole

Edo Mortara, Audi R8 LMS #98, Audi Sport customer racing China, ILMC Zhuhai

With the Mercedes SLS AMG GT having the upper hand in all three practice sessions, it was Edoardo Mortara nailing an incredible 1:34.777 in the no98 Audi Sport C Racing R8 LMS to take pole position in the GTC class.

Mortara, who comes over from Audi DTM, was only 0.271 off the no55 BMW Motorsport GTE-Pro car. Mortara had also stepped in the R8 LMS for the first time this week. Continue reading ‘Edo Mortara, Audi R8 LMS secure ILMC Zhuhai GTC pole’

Peugeot 908’s lead second Zhuhai practice today

Audi R18 TDI #2 Audi Sport Team Joest, ILMC Zhuhai

Although a bit slower than the first session, both Peugeot 908’s topped the timing chart again. It would also end up in the same order. This time, Montagny would lap Zhuhai in 1:23.321 with Davidson in the no7 Peugeot following with a 1:23.504. Continue reading ‘Peugeot 908’s lead second Zhuhai practice today’

Both Peugeot 908’s on top after first Zhuhai practice today

Audi R18 TDI #1 and #2, Audi Sport Team Joest, ILMC Zhuhai

Audi R18 TDI #1 and #2, Audi Sport Team Joest, ILMC Zhuhai

A change in the weather proceeded the first practice from Zhuhai this morning. Peugeot held a 1-2 after a red-flag put a halt on the session.

Sarrazin lapped the Zhuhai circuit in 1:21.999 with Bourdais/Davidson in the no7 Peugeot with a 1:22.495. Continue reading ‘Both Peugeot 908’s on top after first Zhuhai practice today’

Audi R18 TDI tops second ILMC Zhuhai practice

#2 Audi Sport Team Joest (Audi R18 TDI) Kristensen-McNish, Photo : P.SAIVET - VSC Pictures

The wet conditions continued as the teams headed out for the second practice session today. With the weather staying the same, we saw a change in the leaders along with faster times. Continue reading ‘Audi R18 TDI tops second ILMC Zhuhai practice’

Peugeot tops ILMC Zhuhai first practice

Peugeot tops ILMC Zhuhai first practice

In a rain filled private test at Zhuhai, Peugeot wound up on top of the timing sheets ahead of the no2 Audi R18 TDI. Sebastien Bourdais lapped in a 1:34.080 to put the no7 Peugeot 908 on top. A 1:34.757 would be the best Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish could swing. Continue reading ‘Peugeot tops ILMC Zhuhai first practice’

Peugeot claims pole at Silverstone with Audi right behind

Audi R18 #1 (Audi Sport Team Joest) Timo Bernhard, Marcel Fassler

The weatherman was right, rain was headed to Silverstone and it made its appearance during ILMC qualifying today. Tomorrow’s 6 Hours of Silverstone should see the same.

Peugeot’s Simon Pagenaud would lay down a 1:43.924 on the damp Silverstone circuit and take pole. The rain was only coming down in certain spots which made it extremely difficult to put in a strong lap Pagenaud said. Continue reading ‘Peugeot claims pole at Silverstone with Audi right behind’




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