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Audi repeats its Le Mans triumph

Le Mans 2001
Audi celebrates a 1-2 at Le Mans: Emanuele Pirro in the Infineon Audi R8 (#1) crosses the finishing line ahead of Laurent Aiello (#2)

For the second consecutive year, Audi has won the toughest motor race in the world: the Le Mans 24 Hours. After last year’s searing heat, the Audi sports racing car now had to prove its qualities in torrential rain. “This success is even more valuable than last year’s,“ declared Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, the Chairman of the Board, AUDI AG. “To get both cars home in the top-two places in these extremely difficult conditions is anything but normal.“

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