Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ELMS: Sébastien Loeb Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra at Paul Ricard test days

By Johan Laubscher

The European Le Mans Series hosted two days of official testing at Paul Ricard this week, Tuesday to Wednesday.

One Audi Sport customer racing team entered the event and are also entered for the 2014 ELMS season.

Sébastien Loeb Racing is running a single Audi R8 LMS ultra in the GTC class, alongside an Oreca 03 Nissan in LMP2.

For the testing, the #51 Audi R8 LMS ultra was driven by Henry Hassid, Mike Parisy, Anthony Beltoise and Roland Bervillé.

Five test sessions were spread across the two days at Paul Ricard, morning and afternoon sessions on both days, including a night session on Tuesday.

The #51 Audi R8 LMS ultra was driven to a 1:59.546 lap time on Tuesday morning, the fastest set by the Sébastien Loeb Racing R8 LMS ultra during the two days of testing. They were classified thirty-seventh fastest in the combined classification, last in GTC.

The results from the two-day test can be seen HERE.

Silverstone will be hosting the opening round of the ELMS, from 18-19 April.

Photo credit: via Sébastien Loeb Racing