By Tarek Ramchani
The Audi teams had a frustrating day in ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring. The R8 LMS ultras were very unlucky and unable to fight for the top spots in the two qualifying sessions.
In the first qualifying session, a single Audi was inside the Top 10. Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström were tenth fastest behind the wheel of the #100 R8 LMS ultra from MS Racing. Their team-mates Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng were fourteenth with the #24 Audi.
The YACO Racing entry was fifteenth fastest with Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel sharing the #16 Audi R8 LMS ultra.
C.ABT Racing faced a complicated session. The #1 Audi of Stefan Wackerbauer and Kelvin van der Linde was eighteenth. The #2 R8 LMS ultra with Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim was ninteenth. Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns were twenty-first with the #3 car.
The second qualifying session was a kind of dèjà vu for the Audi squad. This time none of the six Audi R8 LMS ultra cars made it inside the Top 10.
Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström (#100 MS Racing) were again the best ranked Audi drivers in thirteenth place.
Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim (#2 C.ABT Racing) were sixteenth. Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns (#3 C.ABT Racing) were seventeenth. Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng (#24 MS Racing) were eighteenth. Stefan Wackerbauer and Kelvin van der Linde (#1 C.ABT Racing) were ninteenth. Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel (#16 YACO Racing) were twentieth.
Race 1 will be held on Satruday.