Le Mans: Dumas looking beyond qualifying

David Hobbs

Audi aren't concerned about their qualifying times according to Le Mans regular Romain Dumas as further heavy rain is forecast for the final two sessions on Thursday evening.

The Frenchman's co-driver Timo Bernhard set the best of the Audi team's times in first qualifying but was still four seconds behind the leading Peugeot driven by Sebastien Bourdais.

However, Dumas, who has raced nine times in the 24 Hours, winning GT class honours in 2001, believes that with the upgrades on the R15-Plus TDI, the team has the race speed and reliability to take the challenge to Peugeot throughout the race.