Rarely this year, the results were as mixed as in the Nürburgring sessions
None of the manufacturers was able to dominate the race action and consequently, the order in the rankings of the sessions featured a nice brand mix.
Porsche claimed the top position in both of today’s Free Practice sessions
It looked like the no8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro was going to post the fastest lap of the second 90-minute Free Practice session with Lucas Di Grassi’s 1m47.684, but Timo Bernhard in the No17 Porsche 919 Hybrid beat it with just three minutes left on the clock.
Porsche fought back in Free Practice 3 at Nurburgring this morning with a conclusive 1-2 in the 60-minute session
In cool but dry and sunny conditions, Marc Lieb set a best lap of 1m36.036 in the No.18 Porsche 919 Hybrid. The local ace headed the sister No.17 Porsche 919, which in the hands of Mark Webber stopped the clocks at 1m36.647s.
As such behaviour massively damages the sport’s public reputation, the sentence had to be appropriately severe
The sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, analysed the incidents that occurred within the framework of the DTM race at Spielberg and convicted the persons involved for having displayed gamesmanship.
DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics
Audi and BMW are the manufacturers who dominated the races held at Russia’s Moscow Raceway to date. Since the modern motor-racing facility located in the western parts of the Russian capital was opened in 2012, DTM contested two race weekends there.
Once again, two Audi RS 5 DTMs are on the front row of the grid at Spielberg.
Like in qualifying on Saturday, the Audi drivers also locked out the first two places for the race on Sunday. In the final seconds, Mattias Ekström toppled his fellow Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller to claim pole position. His lap time of 1:42.010 minutes was 0.005 seconds faster than Rockenfeller’s.
Toyota, Porsche, Audi and Bykolles will each be fielding one car to give the German fans a first glimpse of the LMP1
Some of the teams and drivers competing in the 2015 World Endurance Championship will be heading to the Nürburgring for a test session organised by Toyota Racing on the 27/28 July ahead of the first visit to Germany by the WEC on 28-30 August.
World Endurance Championship approaches the half way stage of the 2015 season
After the high powered drama at the 24 Hours of Le Mans the focus now shifts to the next round of the World Endurance Championship and the new event on the calendar at Nürburgring in Germany, the home race for Audi and Porsche and close to Toyota’s base in Cologne.
Di Grassi and Duval take fourth for Audi, Bird on LMP2 podium
Lucas di Grassi and Loic Duval took fourth place overall driving for Audi in last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The Audi Sport ABT and Dragon Racing drivers were the best-placed Formula E drivers that took place in the world-famous endurance race.
The British driver’s nearest rival is Marco Bonanomi in the no9 Audi R18.
The incident packed first 6-hours saw drama and excitement at every turn of the 14km Le Mans track.
As the race distance reached twenty-five percent the no7 Audi R18 of Benoit Treluyer overtook the no17 Porsche 919 hybrid of Mark Webber to take the lead just before the Frenchman dived into the pits. The no17 Porsche had taken the lead on the opening lap of the race. The lead changed hands three times in the last 30 minutes of the sixth hour.
The Le Mans 24 Hours will start at 15h00 this afternoon