For fans of sports car endurance racing, June means one thing: The 24 Hours of LeMans. This historic race is entering it's 77th year, and proves to be an exciting race! Audi are looking for more sucess with it's new TDI powered R15 race car, which won it's debut at the 12 hours of Sebring this spring.

As usual, AudiWorld provides complete coverage of everything Audi at LeMans! Check back often for new content, including qulifying, race, and other reports, as well as a complete photo gallery.




    Quotes after the race at Le Mans
Audi finished on the podium for the eleventh time in succession in probably the world’s toughest endurance race. The quotes after the 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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    Audi R15 TDI finishes third at Le Mans début
Eleven starts, eleven times in succession on the winner’s podium: Audi continued its impressive series of podium results in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After taking three consecutive victories Audi Sport Team Joest had to settle for third position on this occasion in probably the world’s toughest endurance race....
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    Audi names start drivers for Le Mans
Starting driver of the Audi R15 TDI with start number "1" is the Scot Alan McNish, who was the fastest Audi driver in Thursday evening’s qualifying with a lap time of 3m 23.65s (240.925 km/h). The other two Audi R15 TDI are driven at the start by Mike Rockenfeller and Alexandre Prémat.
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    Audi R15 TDI on front row for Le Mans début
"For us, today was all about finding the optimum race set-up and to collect as much data as possible with our new car around the Le Mans race track," explained Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. "The grid positions for a 24-hour race do not directly affect the final result. That Allan (McNish) managed to secure a position on the front row while working through the program demonstrates just how much potential the R15 TDI has."
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    Audi R15 TDI in the limelight at Le Mans
"It’s fantastic that in spite of the terrible weather so many spectators attended the technical scrutineering, which traditionally opens the Le Mans week," explained Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. "That our competitors were also interested in the R15 TDI is clear – after all they haven’t seen the car since Sebring."
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    Le Mans début for new Audi R15 TDI
Logical lightweight construction, downsizing, efficiency and the best possible aerodynamics – the same subjects which currently occupy the brains of the automobile industry development departments are also key elements in the 24 Hours of Le Mans held for the 77th time on the weekend of June 13/14.
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