Audi Third, Fifth And Sixth Fastest In R18 E-Tron Following Le Mans Test Day

Audi’s Le Mans Test Day was a uccess, with the automaker’s Audi Sport Team Joest setting the third, fifth and sixth fastest times of the day. The eight-hour practice session was plagued with inclement weather, which rolled in and out as the two separate four hour sessions ran, allowing teams to practice a variety of setups and tires prior to the start of the year’s most important endurance race.

Engineers and drivers for Audi concentrated on putting the finishing touches on their setups for the start of the race, which is scheduled for June 13 and 14. Audi says work was “cen­tered on set­tings for kine­mat­ics, dampers and aero­dy­nam­ics,” and a testing var­i­ous types of tires. The team was also able to work out a “solid” dry weather setup before the rain rolled in.

“Ob­vi­ously, some­thing like this is less than per­fect but we knew the weather fore­cast and these con­di­tions can of course be rel­e­vant for the race,” said Audi motorsport boss Dr. Wolf­gang Ull­rich. “Still, we can be sat­is­fied with our work be­cause our R18 e-tron quat­tro cars were run­ning im­pec­ca­bly.”

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