By Tarek Ramchani
The Audi teams faced a hard and unlucky qualifying session at Road Atlanta. None of the three Audi R8 LMS cars made it into the Top 10 for today's Petit Le Mans, the finale of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Best of the Audis was the #48 R8 LMS entry from Paul Miller Racing. The car in the hands of Christopher Haase, Bryce Miller and Matt Bell qualified in thirteenth place within the GT Daytona class with a best time of 1:23.592.
Best of the Audi's w/a P13 starting position tomorrow for the No.48 #Audi #welcomechallenges @mattbellracing @chhaase @bryceracer #PLM
— Paul Miller Racing (@paulmilleracing) October 3, 2014
The two Audi cars from Flying Lizard Motorsports were right behind. The #35 R8 LMS with drivers Nelson Canache, Spencer Pumpelly and Andrew Palmer qualified in fourteenth place with a best time of 1:23.595.
The sister #45 Audi R8 LMS was eighteenth, the car is driven by Dion von Moltke, Seth Neiman and Alessandro Lattif.
The 45 will start 14th, the 35 will start 18th. 10 hours to get to the front
— Flying Lizard (@FlyingLizard_MS) October 3, 2014
GT Daytona pole position went to the #007 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 from TRG-AMR. The #58 Porsche GT America from Dempsey Racing was second. The #73 Porsche GT America from Park Place Motorsport was third.
Petit Le Mans qualifying results can be seen here.
The race is a 10-hour endurance event with a live stream coverage available at www.imsa.com.
Photo credit:Paul Miller Racing / Flying Lizard Motorsports