|June 1, 2005
Team ADT Champion Racing Takes Pole at Lime Rock
LAKEVILLE, CT. (July 2, 2005) - Marco Werner, driver of the No. 1 Team ADT Champion Racing Audi R8, set a new American Le Mans Series qualifying lap record during today's twenty minute qualifying session at Lime Rock Park. Werner's time of 46.753 was a full second faster than last year's qualifying time of 47.962 set by James Weaver from Dyson Racing. "Today was a truly remarkable qualifying session," commented Brad Kettler, Technical Director, Team ADT Champion Racing. "Marco did an incredible job. The theoretical lap we did off the data didn't even show that he could go that fast. He put together something that was truly amazing."
The No. 2 Audi R8 qualified by Frank Biela will start in the second row in fourth position. Biela's time of 47.077 is a mere three tenths of a second behind the sister R8. Quite an amazing feat considering this is Biela's first time driving the 1.54 mile circuit. Traffic will most likely be the biggest factor in winning the New England Grand Prix. 23 cars in four different classes will all be on the track at the same time and lap times vary from 46.753 to 55.161. "To pass here you have to gamble and sometimes you have to wait," says Marco Werner. "It's what makes racing at Lime Rock so great."
The New England Grand Prix, Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series, is set for 3:00 p.m. July 4 at Lime Rock Park. SPEED Channel will provide live coverage, along with American Le Mans Series Radio at www.americanlemans.com.
TEAM ADT CHAMPION RACING AUDI R8 #1
JJ Lehto (Fin). Age: 39. Born: Espoo, Finland. Lives: Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Marco Werner (D). Age: 38. Born: Dortmund, Germany. Lives: Ermatingen, Switzerland:
TEAM ADT CHAMPION RACING AUDI R8 #2
Frank Biela (D). Age: 40. Born: Neuss, Germany. Lives: Monte Carlo, Monaco:
Emanuele Pirro (It). Age: 43. Born: Rome, Italy. Lives: Monte Carlo, Monaco: