Audi still fastest in rain-hit practice

Last year's winning driver partnership of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen remain at the top of the timesheets after rain and squalling winds struck in the third hour of free practice at Le Mans

Audi still fastest in rain-hit practice

The #1 Audi R15's time of 3:30.708 was just half a tenth of a second quicker than the sister car driven by Mike Rockenfeller, Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr.

"We are all still working through a number of different set-ups," said Kristensen, "so the times are not representative, and I think there is plenty still to come from Peugeot."

Although the #9 908 shared by David Brabham, Alex Wurz and Marc Gene was the fastest Peugeot in the dry, it was Sebastien Bourdais who set the pace in the wet, lapping in the 3:56 bracket - around 5 seconds faster than the leading Audis.

Capello spun the #1 R15 at Mulsanne Corner but was able to continue with no obvious damage.

The #9 Peugeot lost 30 minutes in the garage to a clutch change. Both Kolles Audis have been off the pace of the leaders and the #15 car has gone through the gravel at Indianapolis.

Several cars have yet to complete enough night laps to qualify. The #68 Lamborghini Murcielago stopped on track on its out-lap and the #41 GAC Zytek remains grounded in its garage with transmission trouble.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap LMP1 1. #1 McNish/Kristensen/Capello Audi R15 3:30.708 2. #2 Rockenfeller/Werner/Luhr Audi R15 3:30.762 3. #9 Wurz/Brabham/Gene Peugeot 908 3:31.102 4. #17 Boullion/Pagenaud/Treluyer Peugeot 908 3:33.028 5. #8 Sarrazin/Montagny/Bourdais Peugeot 908 3:33.426 6. #3 Bernhard/Dumas/Premat Audi R15 3:34.716 7. #16 Tinseau/Barbosa/Jouanny Pescarolo 3:35.868 8. #008 Turner/Davidson/Verstappen Lola Aston Martin 3:35.996 9. #007 Mucke/Enge/Charouz Lola Aston Martin 3:36.732 10. #7 Minassian/Lamy/Klien Peugeot 908 3:37.980 LMP2 1. #31 Collard/Elgaard/Poulsen Porsche 3:46.426 2. #5 Ara/Kunimoto/Maassen Porsche 3:48.096 3. #40 Smith/Pla/Amaral Ginetta Zytek 3:56.200 GT1 1. #63 Magnussen/O'Connell/Garcia Corvette 3:57.876 2. #64 Gavin/Beretta/Fassler Corvette 3:59.586 3. #66 Muller/Lichtner-Hoyer/Gruber Aston Martin 4:06.606  GT2 1. #77 Lieb/Lietz/Henzler Porsche 4:08.304 2. #82 Salo/Melo/Kaffer Ferrari 4:10.980 3. #85 Coronel/Bleekemolen/Janis Spyker 4:13.196 
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