Saturday, June 28, 2014

TUSC: Audi teams performed well in Watkins Glen first practice session

By Tarek Ramchani

A positive day 1 for the Audi teams at Watkins Glen in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. A single free practice session was done yesterday with good performances from the Audi R8 LMS cars in a demanding GT Daytona field.

The best ranked Audi was he #45 R8 LMS from Flying Lizard Motorsports, which ended the session in a strong fourth place within the GTD class. The car driven by Nelson Canache Jr, Spencer Pumpelly and Brett Sandberg with a best time of 1:51.110.

The #48 Audi R8 LMS from Paul Miller Racing was sixth fastest with a best time of 1:51.295 in the hands of Christopher Haase and Bryce Miller.

The second Flying Lizard Motorsport entry, the #35 Audi R8 LMS of Spencer Pumpelly, Dion von Moltke and Seth Neiman was eleventh with a best time of 1:52.038.

Fall-Line Motorsports was seventeenth with their #46 Audi R8 LMS shared by Charlie Putman, Charles Espenlaub and Marco Bonanomi with a best time of 1:54.297.

First practice session results can be seen here.

Action will resume today with two practice session followed by the qualifying session.

Photo credit: Flying Lizard Motorsports / Bob Chapman