But Biela, Werner and Emanuel Pirro made up the lost time within two hours, aided by a stop-and-go penalty assessed against No.1 Audi R10/TDI driver Tom Kristensen for bumping into Butch Leitzinger’s Porsche RS Spyder entering the pits. In the fifth hour, Allan McNish was leading in the No.1 Audi when he pitted, only to lose four laps while his pit crew replaced the battery and then the starter. That gave the lead back to Werner, and McNish fell back to seventh. The race was developing into a battle between the Audis and a fleet of new LMP2 prototypes from Acura and Porsche in America’s oldest sports car race. The smaller, less-powerful LMP2 cars took the lead six times during the first five hours as the Audis were forced to pit earlier for fuel. Acura’s Dario Franchitti, on loan from Andretti Green Racing’s IRL team, was second overall and first among the LMP2 cars at the halfway point. Dyson Racing, which switched from LMP1 to a Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 during the offseason, was third at the midway point with Andy Lally behind the wheel. SEBRING, Fla. – Marco Werner overcame a punctured tire to build a one-lap lead halfway through the 55th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday. Valencia’s Bryan Herta is part of the Andretti Green Racing team, which was second overall in the race. There are three Acura-powered teams in the race. Lowe’s Fernandez Racing and Highcroft Racing are also fielding Acuras in the race in the LMP2 division. The Acura engines are produced by Honda Performance Development, based in Santa Clarita. Frank Biela was at the wheel of the No.2 Audi R10/TDI when he had a tire puncture, made his way slowly back to the pits and fell two laps behind during the second hour of the American Le Mans Series’ season-opening event.
Batshuayi has slotted seamlessly into Dortmund’s attack alongside Germany trio Marco Reus, Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle which has sparked his flurry of goals.The German media has dubbed the quartet Dortmund’s ‘Fantastic Four’ and Batshuayi is relishing the limelight.“I’ve seen some talk about that online and I find it funny,” Batshuayi told Bundesliga.com.“It’s nice for all concerned, the Dortmund supporters are really pleased with us and we’re happy too.“Things like this fire our motivation to continue playing well and scoring goals.“Long may it continue.”Batshuayi has hit seven goals in nine games since joining Dortmund in January to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal.The Belgian wants more when third-placed Borussia host mid-table Hanover 96 on Sunday after scoring five times in his first three games.He failed to hit the net in a frustrating off night three weeks ago in a 1-1 draw at home to Augsburg — which led to a change of hairstyle.“The only downside was (the draw) against Augsburg, we’re all very disappointed with how that turned out,” said Batshuayi.“It was a very tough game both for footballing reasons, we should’ve played a lot better.“I already had blond highlights, which meant my hair echoed (Dortmund’s) club colours, yellow and black.“However, since we had a bad match against Augsburg, I got rid of them completely, so now I’m back to just black hair.”Now his goal is a top four finish is the Bundesliga to see Dortmund qualify for the Champions League.Batshuayi’s loan deal expires in May and German daily Bild speculate Borussia will need to pay Chelsea 60 million euros ($74m) for him to stay.However after frustrating months on Chelsea’s bench as back-up to Alvaro Morata, Batshuayi’s goals with Dortmund has put him on the radar of Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.Batshuayi hopes to play for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup to add to his 13 appearances and five goals for ‘Les Diables Rouges’, who have drawn England in Group G.“If he keeps scoring like he is, then it’ll be tough for Martinez to leave him out,” said ex-Belgium coach Marc Wilmots.“He’s competing against Wolfsburg’s Divock Origi (on loan from Liverpool) for a place.“He has to remain free of injuries and in peak physical condition to play every three days.“He didn’t play that much at Chelsea so he needs a better rhythm, but his smile of late has really struck me.“You can see he’s taken on this challenge with great delight.“He’s done really well at Dortmund with his goals because things looked rather gloomy at Borussia when he arrived.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Two timer: Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi scored twice for Dortmund in their win over AtalantaBERLIN, Germany, Mar 15 – Michy Batshuayi is in contention for a World Cup place with Belgium after joining Borussia Dortmund’s goal-scoring ‘fantastic four’ while on loan from Chelsea.The 24-year-old came off Dortmund’s bench to score twice — including the 94th-minute winner — in a last-gasp 3-2 win at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last Sunday.