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Audi win 2011 LeMans!

Posted by audiphilately on June 12, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Today, 12. June, 2011 Audi wins it's 10th (out of 13) LeMans races!   Their brand new R18 diesel-powered LMP1 prototype race car using "Ultra" light technology won 1st place (with Peugeot taking 2nd & 3rd place).

 

Audi did unfortunately suffer 2 major crashes in the early part of the grueling 24 hour race, leaving it all up to just one car!   The drivers of the 2 cars walked out of the wrecks, proving once again that Audi vehicles are safe (and in this year's case, having fully enclosed cockpits also helped!).

 

I viewed the race on the Speed Channel and managed to create a 3-hour DVD of this fantastic race for later viewing.

 

Several years ago, there was an excellent NFL Films documentary produced about Audi winning the LeMans, a must-see item for any Audi or racing enthusiast.  It is called "The Truth in 24".  It can be purchased or even downloaded for free from iTunes!

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