Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx - More Testing News
Thanks to Martyn Pass at Audi Sport UK, we discover that Frank Biela
set a 1:12.42 at Road Atlanta yesterday, while covering 50 laps
of the Georgia track. That time would have put him second on the
grid for the 2003 Petit Le Mans, seven tenths behind his then team-mate
Allan McNish has yet
to drive the latest R8, but will get his chance tomorrow. Thursday
is a day off for the team.
The two chassis are 603
(for Biela / McNish / Kaffer), the Audi UK car from last year, which
finished third at Le Mans in 2002, running as the black car for
Krumm, Peter and Werner, and 604 (Davies / Herbert / Smith), which
was last year's car for Frank Biela and Marco Werner in the ALMS.
The delightful 'paint
job' on the two Audis was created by Veloqx Vi$ionz, a group company
based in Hong Kong.
forwards these extra images from Wednesday's test. That's Guy Smith
pulling on his gloves (yellow helmet), Allan McNish looking ready
to go, Jamie Davies looking thoughtful, and former Panoz / Cadillac
engineer Chris Gorne in conversation with Guy Smith (as Davies pulls
on his balaclava).
Jamie Davies on the R8:"The
car is awesome - it lived up to its incredible reputation. I felt
at 'home' very quickly and is quite easy to drive, giving you confidence
immediately. I found nothing particularly difficult to get used
to, although obviously it is totally different to the Ferrari I've
driven for the past couple of years. I'd completed a lap in the
R8 at Audi's proving ground near Ingolstadt last month so this was
my first real run. I'm due to drive again on Friday and then again
on Monday and I'm like a big kid, can't wait to get behind the wheel