ALMS @ Mid Ohio

David Head v8q at
Sat Jun 29 20:28:50 EDT 2002

I think they got the times backwards...

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) - Audi driver Frank Biela, two weeks after
                       winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third
straight year, set a
                       track record while taking the pole Saturday for
the American Le
                       Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

                       The German, who will co-drive in Sundays sports
car race with
                       Emanuele Pirro of Italy, toured the 2.258-mile
circuit at 109.598
                       mph, beating the record lap of 109.057 set last
year by Tom

                       The Audi R8 Prototype that Biela and Pirro are
using is the same
                       car that won Le Mans.

                       ``We had a great weekend at Le Mans, but that was
two weeks ago
                       and its almost history now,'' Biela said. ``Were
back in America
                       now and were focused on winning more races and
making up for the
                       bad luck we had earlier this year in the

                       Jan Magnussen and David Brabham, the winner of
last years ALMS
                       race at Mid-Ohio as well as the most recent
series event at
                       California's Sears Point Raceway, qualified
second in a Panoz
                       LMP-1. The Panoz team car driven by Bryan Herta
and Bill Auberlen
                       was third, followed by the Audi of Johnny Herbert
and Stefan
                       Johansson, and that of Rinaldo Capello and Tom

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