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06/18/06
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
Sports
Audi triumphs with TDI Power at Le Mans

24h Le Mans (F) 2006
Audi triumphs with TDI power in Le Mans
  • First victory of a diesel engine in 24 Hour race
  • Historic triumph in front of record crowd
  • Both Audi R10 TDI cars with podium finishes

AUDI AG has written an important chapter in the history of motor racing with its historic triumph in the Le Mans 24 Hour race. The new Audi R10 TDI was the first diesel car to win arguably the toughest car race in the world. In front of a record crowd of 235,000 spectators, Frank Biela (Germany), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) clinched the sixth and most important Le Mans win for Audi so far. Dindo Capello (Italy), Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Allan McNish (Scotland) also achieved a podium in finishing third overall.

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