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06/19/05
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
Sports

Audi wins Le Mans in front of a record crowd

Le Mans 2005
The finish at Le Mans
  • 230,000 spectators watch fifth Le Mans victory of the Audi R8
  • Tom Kristensen writes a new chapter in Le Mans history
  • First triumph for an American team since 1967

The last start of the Audi R8 in the Le Mans 24 Hour race could hardly have been more impressive: Tom Kristensen (Denmark), JJ Lehto (Finland) and Marco Werner (Germany) clinched the fifth victory of the Audi R8 in the French endurance classic in what will be remembered as one of the most fiercely contested races in the history of the event.

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