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09/04/06
Ingolstadt/Mosport
Sports
Audi claims American Le Mans Series title

ALMS 2006
Audi R10 TDI #2 (Audi Sport North America), Allan McNish
  • Allan McNish and Dindo Capello are ALMS champions
  • Diesel sportscar of Audi remains unbeaten
  • Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro in fourth place

With victory in the eighth race of the season at Mosport (Canada), Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy) in their Audi R10 TDI clinched the LM-P1 title in the American Le Mans Series ahead of time. With their fifth outright race victory of the season, the two Audi “works” drivers now have an unassailable championship lead with the final two races at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca remaining. The Audi R10 TDI, that celebrated a race-winning début at Sebring in March and then won the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, remains unbeaten and is the first diesel-powered sportscar to win an important championship. After the success with the legendary R8 it is the seventh title in the prototype class for Audi. While Allan McNish was already ALMS champion in 2000, his co-driver Dindo Capello wins the championship for the first time on this occasion.

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