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Audi sets the pace at Le Mans test day

Audi again look like the team to beat after dominating the action at the Le Mans test day with Loic Duval going from zero to hero across the course of the day. Duval heavily crashed his Audi during the morning session but bounced back in the afternoon to stop the clocks at 3:22.583 – beating last year’s pole time by more than a second. Heavy rain drenched the circuit during the morning but teams were able to get a clean...

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Test Day, A No Rest Day

Sunday, June 9’s sole Le Mans test day prior to race week is a busy and tense time for teams and drivers alike. Teams and drivers who have not previously raced at Le Mans are especially anxious for track time. Each team lays out a program for a series of runs on the 8.5 mile circuit to evaluate set-ups, tires, aerodynamics, gearing, fuel economy and driver performance and comfort. With top lap times ranging from the high 3:20s...

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