Audi's head of motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich says he was satisfied with his team's performance at the official Le Mans test day, hailing it an 'impeccable' day for the German team.

Audi Sport Team Joest, who claimed a one-two finish last year in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, clocked up a mountain of miles while working on a basic setup in the dry conditions before the rain set in. Ullrich explained Audi also worked on its kinematic and aerodynamic settings ahead of the prestigious endurance race in two weeks time.

"Obviously, something like this is less than perfect [the rain disruption] but we knew the weather forecast and these conditions can of course be relevant for the race," Ullrich said. "Still, we can be satisfied with our work because our R18 e-tron quattro cars were running impeccably."

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Despite finishing the test behind its Porsche rivals, as has been the case during practice sessions at the opening two World Endurance Championship events at Silverstone and Spa, the Audi squad ended the day upbeat with its progress.

The number 7 Audi Sport Team Joest, driven by Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit completed the test third on the timesheet with a fastest lap of 3m 22.556s, one-and-a-half seconds off timesheet toppers Porsche (Webber/Hartley/Bernhard).

The Audi sister car co-driven by Lucas di Grassi, Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis ended the test fourth with the third Audi in sixth place.