Published on October 11th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Audi qualifies second for Fuji Speedway

Audi came closer to the top in qualifying for round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in Japan. While the gap to the fastest time in the previous event amounted to 1.3 seconds, the best Audi R18 e-tron quattro trailed the leader in qualifying by just a little less than three tenths of a second at Fuji.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer

André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer in the number ‘7’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro achieved a combined lap time of 1m 23.082s – corresponding to grid position three and a gap of 0.319 seconds to the top. The number ‘8’ Audi trailed the sister car with a gap of 163 thousandths of a second.

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Sport), André Lotterer

Qualifying results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 22.763s

2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 23.071s

3 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 23.082s

4 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 23.245s

5 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) 1m 25.072s

6 Conway/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) 1m 25.327s

7 Abt/Imperatori/Kraihamer (Rebellion) 1m 28.492s

8 Beche/Prost (Rebellion) 1m 28.641s

9 Kaffer/Trummer (CLM-AER) 1m 30.740s

10 Bird/Canal/Rusinov (Ligier-Nissan) 1m 31.529s

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