By Tarek Ramchani
The Audi teams performed very in the two ADAC GT Masters qualifying sessions at the Lausitzring today. The Audi R8 LMS ultras were among the best cars in a very demanding field.
In the first qualifying session Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström were the best drivers within the Audi squad. Behind the wheel of the #100 Audi R8 LMS ultra from MS Racing they were third quickest overall.
Their team-mates Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng were sixth fastest with the #24 Audi R8 LMS ultra.
2014 series champion Kelvin van der Linde and team-mate Stefan Wackerbauer were seventh with the #1 Audi R8 LMS ultra from C.ABT Racing.
The other three Audis qualified outside the Top 10. Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim (#2 C.ABT Racing) were twelfth. Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel (#16 YACO Racing) were fourteenth. Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns (#3 C.ABT Racing) did not set any time.
In the second qualifying session the Audi entries were able to perform well again. Jordan Lee Pepper and Nicki Thiim were second fastest and narrowly missed pole position with the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra from C.ABT Racing.
Kelvin van der Linde and Stefan Wackerbauer (#1 C.ABT Racing) were sixth. Florian Stoll and Marc Basseng (#24 MS Racing) were seventh. Daniel Dobitsch and Edward Sandström (#100 MS Racing) were ninth. Rahel Frey and Philip Geipel (#16 YACO Racing) were fifteenth. Andreas Weishaupt and Christer Jöns (#3 C.ABT Racing) were seventeenth.
The first race will be held on Saturday with a live stream coverage provided by the series official website.
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