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Marcel Fassler says the race pace of his Audi R18 e-tron is 'outstanding' as he and team-mates Benoit Treluyer and Andre Lotterer head into the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours looking to make it a fourth win in five years.

The trio, who triumphed in 2011, 2012 and 2014 will start the 2015 event from fifth position on the grid after Audi couldn't get on terms with main rivals Porsche over a single lap, despite the manufacturer producing its best ever laps around the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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With the manufacturer seeking its 14th win in an incredible 16 attempts, though Porsche was able to steal the headlines in qualifying, Fassler believes it has a more convincing package for the race.

"Andre, Ben and I agree that our car is good to drive. So, we were never out to set a single fast lap time in any of the sessions. Plus, we could have hardly beaten the competition either. Instead, our race car is outstanding across the distance. This strategy will be crucial in this race. And the weather will play a role as well. We're in for a very thrilling race. I've got a good feeling."

Loic Duval scored Audi's best qualifying time of 3m 19.866, the first time it has produced a sub 3m 20secs lap and is 15 seconds quicker than the qualifying time from its debut in 1999. It took Audi until 2007 to break the 3m 30secs barrier too.

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