Elkhart Lake, August 21, 2005
The winning streak of the Audi R8 continues: One week after Allan
McNish and Stéphane Ortelli won the 1000-kilometre race at Silverstone,
Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro secured the 60th victory for the most
successful Le Mans Prototype at Road America (USA). With their third
consecutive victory, Biela/Pirro extended their lead in the American Le
Mans Series (ALMS). Their Team ADT Champion Racing team-mates JJ
Lehto and Marco Werner were leading the race for a long time but
eventually had to settle for third position following a stop-and-go penalty.
Biela/Pirro took the lead in the last third of the race during the final
sequence of pit-stops. They defended the lead despite a late safety car
period reduced their margin from 20 seconds to a single second.
Results and points