Motorsport Newsletter 24/2003
Date: Monday, August 25, 2003 @ 17:44:24 BST
Author: audioc
Topic: Audi in Motorsport
ALMS - Herbert/Lehto win for Audi at Road America

Johnny Herbert and JJ Lehto gave Audi another victory in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Driving Team ADT Champion Racing's Audi R8, the two former Formula One drivers earned a clear victory at Road America (US state of Wisconsin), winning ahead of the MG Lola of Andy Wallace/Chris Dyson. Frank Biela and Marco Werner finished third in the LMP900 class after the starter motor of their Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 had to be changed, defending their ALMS championship lead.

Johnny Herbert and JJ Lehto reduced their gap in the ALMS championship by taking their second victory of the season. Herbert remained close to Marco Werner during his opening stint and took the lead when the starter motor was changed on the Joest R8. Herbert handed the Champion Audi over to JJ Lehto with a one-lap lead. "I did not have to push very hard anymore and was able to drive very relaxed," said JJ Lehto. "Of course, the problems for Joest made life easier for us," added Johnny Herbert. "But our car was very good. We made some good changes since Mosport. Today everything went perfectly. It was important to us to win here, and thank God we have."

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