Audi begins by sending in the free WEC in Austin

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The first day of the 6 Hours of Circuit of the
Americas
is resolved with the dispute of the first two workouts
free test and with a single dominator. Both day and in the session
night, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8 has been the fastest on track. The LMP1
Ingolstadt driven by Di Grassi, Duval and Jarvis has left a 1:47.235 as
fastest time of the day, but the records of the prototypes of Audi
and Porsche are very similar. Domain alternate in LMP2 and good feelings of
the Ford GT in the appointment of house in GTE-Pro
.

equality has been the common note in both free with Audi and
Porsche moving in tenths
. During the session daytime the Audi #8 has been
tax by just 47 thousandths to the Porsche 919 #2 of the leaders Dumas, Jani and
Lieb. Already in the second session, Audi has signed a doublet, with an advantage over
the two Porsche that has soared to seven-tenths. In both sessions, the
Toyota TS050 Hybrid -with Davison back – have been a step behind, although it is soon to
venture if you are outside of the pools. Among the LMP1-L, ByKolles
offer battle to Rebellion
, at least one lap.

The contrast between the hot FP1 and conditions more
cool of the evening FP2 have given great alternatives in the bosom of the
category LMP2. In the first session the fastest was the Oreca 05-Nissan
#26 G-Drive
, unit driven by Rusinov, Rast and Brundle, while the
Manor #44 Roberto Merhi finished in third position. For his part, bgarlic
the stars of the Signatech Alpine #36 has marked the reference
with a time of
1:56.318, exceeding two-tenths to the Ligier JS P2-Nissan of the mexican team
RGR Sport.

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After the absolute dominance of Aston Martin in Mexico, the
‘Balance of Performance’ established and the conditions attached to the path of
Austin promised changes of protagonists. At least in the first two free the Ford GT have been the team to beat and the Ferrari 488 GTE its main rival,
with the permission of the Aston Martin #95. In the FP1, the Ford GT #66 has passed by a
tenth to the two Ferraris of AF Corse, while in the evening session the
Ford #66 has repeated to the front, in this case, ahead of Aston Martin #95
Thiim and Sorensen
.

Finally, in GTE-Am the results have varied greatly between
both sessions
. Day and with high temperatures on the track the more rapid has been
the Corvette C7-Z06 Larbre Competition, unit piloted by Viljoen, Ragues and
Taylor. However, at night the knock on the table has given
Aston Martin Vantage V8 #98 of Dalla Lana, Lamy and Lauda
. In fact, the three
pilots have completed 33 laps, but only have needed 3 turns, perhaps in
the best time of the track to mark a time of 2:06.092, registry
has served to overcome even two GT for the category GTE-Pro.