Audi Duo Win in Atlanta

JJ Lehto and Marco Werner followed on from their Sebring success by claiming victory for Champion Racing in the Audi R8 at the Grand Prix of Atlanta

Audi Duo Win in Atlanta

The pair won by 44.7 seconds from the Dyson Racing Lola of Andy Wallace and Chris Dyson. The win was Lehto's 22nd career class victory, tying the ALMS record.

The Dyson pair of James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger seemed to have the race in the bag at the halfway point, but Leitzinger spun twice in the final 25 minutes, ending their day with a broken halfshaft on the side of the track.

"It was really tough," Lehto said after the race. "There were so many things going on in the race. I thought it was going to be really tough catching the Dyson, but the yellows played mostly in our favor. Without the yellows, we never could have made up that 45-second or so gap."

Sportsbook.com Grand Prix of Atlanta - Race Results

Pos Drivers Make Class Laps 1. Marco Werner, JJ Lehto Audi R8 P1 112 2. Chris Dyson, Andy Wallace Lola EX257 AER P1 112 3. Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 P1 111 4. Jon Field, Clint Field Lola B05/40/AER P2 108 5. Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell Corvette C6-R GT1 108 6. Olivier Beretta, Oliver Gavin Corvette C6-R GT1 107 7. Andrea Bertolini, Fabrizio De Simone Maserati MC12 GT1 107 8. Terry Borcheller, Johnny Mowlem Saleen S7R GT1 107 9. Alex Figgie, Ryan Dalziel Corvette C5-R GT1 106 10. James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger Lola EX257 AER P1 105 11. Bill Auberlen, Robin Liddell Panoz Esperante GT2 105 12. Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 105 13. Jorg Bergmeister, Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 104 14. Michele Rugulo, Tom Weickardt Dodge Viper GT1 103 15. Jon Fogarty, Johannes van Overbeek Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 103 16. Ian Baas, Randy Pobst Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 102 17. Guy Cosmo, Jamie Bach Courage Mazda P2 102 18. Justin Jackson, Nic Jonsson Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 102 19. Sascha Maassen, Tony Burgess Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 102 20. Lonnie Pechnik, Seth Neiman Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 101 21. Bryan Sellers, Scott Maxwell Panoz Esperante GT2 92 22. Rick Skelton, Michael Cawley Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 90 23. Ben Devlin, Eric & Gunnar Van der Steur Lola B2K/40 AER P2 85 24. Jeff Bucknum, John Macaluso, Chris McMurry Courage C-65 P2 50
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