July 23, 2006
Source: Audi Communication Motorsport
- Audi R10 TDI Power: The book about the Le Mans victory
- Exclusive photographs that have not been published before
- Available now at bookshops for 29 euros
By claiming the first victory of a diesel-powered sportscar in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans AUDI AG has written another important chapter in motorsport history. Only one month after the finish of the race at Le Mans on June 18th, 2006 the book covering the historic triumph is launched: “Audi R10 TDI Power traces the development of the revolutionary diesel-powered sportscar on 128 pages with large-size photographs. Audi has opened its archives, releasing pictures from the concept stage via the trial phases including crash and wind tunnel tests through to the first tests on the track and the victorious runs in the 12-Hour race at Sebring (USA) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The witty texts contributed by the renowned Austrian author Herbert Volker guarantee a maximum of reading pleasure. The preface was written by Professor Doctor Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. Other quotes includes those of Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport, the engineers from Audi Sport and, of course, the Audi factory drivers who took the R10 TDI to victory at Le Mans only 200 days after the roll-out.
“Audi R10 TDI Power (128 pages, size: 23 x 33 centimetres) has been published bilingually (German/English) by Heel-Verlag, selling for 29 euros at specialised bookshops. The book can also be ordered on the Internet from the racing1.de online shop.