Emanuele Pirro was fastest Wednesday morning for Audi Sport North America.
Audi Sport North America’s Emanuele Pirro set his first fast lap of the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Wednesday as practice continued for the 2007 American Le Mans Series season opener. Pirro, in one of Audi’s two R10 TDIs, turned in a best time of 1:46.759 to lead all drivers in Wednesday’s first practice.
Pirro, who has raced at Sebring each season since 1999 with Audi, will go for his second race win with Frank Biela and Marco Werner. The two-time LMP1 champion also is a four-time runner-up at America’s greatest sports car race.
Audi’s other diesel-powered R10 TDI was second overall with four-time Sebring winner Tom Kristensen at 1:46.950. He will reunite with Rinaldo Capello and Allan McNish as the trio goes for a second straight race win.
In LMP2, Romain Dumas of Penske Racing posted the best time in class and second overall. The French Porsche factory pilot’s best effort was a 1:47.626 in one of the team’s Porsche RS Spyders, only 0.081 seconds ahead of Dyson Racing’s Andy Wallace in another Porsche prototype.
Technorati Tags: Audi R10, Audi TDI, Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela, Marco Werner, Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello, Allan McNish, American Le Mans Series, Twelve Hours of Sebring, Romain Dumas, Penske Racing, Porsche RS Spyders