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06/09/05
Ingolstadt
Sports

Audi Teams face tough task at Le Mans

Le Mans 2005
The three Audi R8 sports cars for the 2005 Le Mans 24 Hours
  • Audi R8 cars start the 24 Hour race with handicaps
  • Duel between French and American importer teams
  • Tom Kristensen can write Le Mans history

The two Audi importer teams from the USA and France are faced with a particularly difficult task during the 73rd running of the 24 Hour race at Le Mans on 18/19 June. In contrast to last year, the Audi R8 is no longer the fastest car on the grid. At its sixth and final appearance, the most successful Le Mans Prototype in history with 54 wins (four of those in Le Mans) must start with 50 kilograms of ballast and approximately 30 hp less – the regulations handing the latest generation of sportscars an advantage.

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