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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

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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