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FIA GT3: Audi R8 LMS takes first pole of 2010

Gregory Guilvert Sainteloc-Phoenix Racing Audi R8

Gregory Guilvert gave Audi its first pole position of 2010 when the nr5 Sainteloc-Phoenix Racing Audi R8 posted a time of 1:45.423, just 0.037 seconds ahead of Maxime Martin in the Marc VDS Racing Ford GT. The second row of the grid will be an all Audi affair with nr33 Black Falcon Audi R8 of Jan Seyffarth 0.098s ahead of the Team Rosberg Audi of Michael Ammermueller.

Round 9 of the 2010 FIA GT3 European Championship will take place at 13:00 (local) this afternoon, with Round 10 due to start at 11:15 (local) on Sunday.

Gregory Guilvert
Nr5 Sainteloc-Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS

“The team did a good job and it worked well on new tyres. This is my first time here, so being on pole is good. The team is very happy as this is their first pole.”

Maxime Martin
Nr99 Marc VDS Ford GT

“This is the first race for us with the Ford GT, and being on the first row is always good. We know the race will be difficult, because of the tyres and it’s very hot, but I think we can do good. And Gael Lesoudier did a good qualifying also, so it’s good for us. The two Fords are completely different to drive, they look the same, but they’re completely different.”

Jan Seyffarth Black Falcon Audi R8 LMS

Jan Seyffarth
Nr33 Black Falcon Audi R8 LMS

“We are really happy to finish in P3. Yesterday we had a really good practice. Today I missed the first corner, so I lost a bit of time there, but I think it’s good for the race to start from P3 and I think we will have a good race performance, and we’re looking forward to the race. I don’t think the heat will affect me, but it will make for an interesting race and I think we’ll have a good performance, even if we have to save tyres. The temperature can be a problem for the engine, but if you’re clever enough, it can be okay.”


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