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06/20/06
Ingolstadt/Le Mans
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Facts about Audi’s historical Le Mans victory

Le Mans 2006
Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro and Marco Werner with the Le Mans trophy
  • First victory for a diesel engine at Le Mans
  • New distance record for the current circuit layout
  • Up to 16 laps with a tank of Shell V-Power Diesel

“Veni, Vidi, TDI.” “Super Diesel.” “New motorsport era.” The first triumph for a diesel engine at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans dominated newspaper headlines worldwide. By winning with the new Audi R10 TDI on its Le Mans début, AUDI AG has opened an important new chapter in motorsport history.

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