• Jul 15, 2006
Pair of Audi R10s find front row again at fifth round of ALMS


After two high-profile victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Audi R10 will begin settling into a routine this weekend as it joins up with the American Le Mans Series in Salt Lake City for a race at the new Miller Motorsports Park.

The Audi R10 is proving to be a worthy successor to the R8, which retired with one last win at Lime Rock Park two weeks ago. Both Audi R10 racecars, one driven by Allan McNish and Dindo Capello and the other by Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro, are starting from the front row after three of Audi's four drivers held the fastest lap time during qualifying at one point. Frank Biela finally claimed the fastest time lapping Milller Motorsports Park in 2m 21.553s.

The diesel-powered R10 racers will be put to the test racing at 4,921 feet above sea level in the deserts of Utah where temperatures are expected to reach 104 degrees F.

[Source: Audi]


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      Turbos should help with the altitude. Turbos perform extremely well at altitude. While naturally aspirated engines lose their power at altitude, turbos keep on going with almost no power loss. However, the hot temperature could take some of that advantage away.