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06/12/04
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
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Audi leads Le Mans, weather chaos at Nürburgring

Le Mans 2004
Audi R8 #88 (Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx), Jamie Davies

The two 24-hour races held simultaneously at Le Mans and at the Nürburgring, started turbulently for the Audi teams. At the beginning of the Le Mans race, all four Audi A4 were leading the race. Shortly before 6 p.m., however, two of the R8 cars hit oil on the track at the same time, sliding off the track and dropping to the back. At the Nürburgring, changing weather caused extremely difficult conditions from the first lap on. After four hours of racing, the best placed Abt-Audi TT-R was running fifth, staying in touch with the leaders.

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