Rinaldo Capello (#77)
"It was a great battle for pole position and the important thing is that we are in
front. We won the fight for pole and we hope to win tomorrow as well. The car
improved a lot, I am now very confident for the race. It would have even been
possible to go faster, but I lost half a second behind a slower car."
Allan McNish (#77)
"Today we felt the car was better. We made some changes over night. The Audi
engineers did a very good job. But Dindo in qualifying had to convert second
position to first. In qualifying it is not all down to the car, there is a lot down to the
driver on one lap. And he did a very, very strong lap."
Frank Biela (#78)
"I am still not happy with the car. I had even more understeer than yesterday
despite we made some changes which should have improved the front
suspension. This, however, did not work. I hope we'll find a solution for the
Emanuele Pirro (#78)
"We made some changes after yesterday's qualifying and we were sure it would
work. But we made one or two steps backwards. The car did not have a very
good setup. The practice is so short here that you really have no time to fix it. For
tomorrow, we have to see what we can change."
Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Sport
"One of our cars did it, but we still have some work to do on the other one. Both
R8s have a very similar setup, despite that the Biela/Pirro-car suffers from a
strong understeer. We have to find the reason so we can improve for the race.
As expected Panoz once again is our toughest rival, but BMW closed the gap a
little bit since Road Atlanta. There fore it is very important that we use our full
Reinhold Joest, Team Director Audi Sport North America
"After this close qualifying, I am convinced that we will see an exciting race
tomorrow. We are in a good position for the race having one car on pole position
and the second car close to the front. While we found a very good setup for the
Capello/McNish-car, we were not able to do the same for the other R8 despite
working on it for two days."