Audi newsletter 2008-10-05

Audi achieves ninth consecutive "Petit Le Mans" win ALMS: With an impressive success at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) Audi continued its winning streak at the prestigious 1000-mile race "Petit Le Mans". In front of a record crowd of...

Audi achieves ninth consecutive "Petit Le Mans" win

ALMS: With an impressive success at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) Audi continued its winning streak at the prestigious 1000-mile race "Petit Le Mans". In front of a record crowd of 113,000 spectators, Dindo Capello, Allan McNish and Emanuele Pirro achieved Audi's ninth consecutive victory. Audi thus remains unbeaten at "Petit Le Mans". Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner completed the Audi triumph with third place, just 7.565s behind the winners.

Third victory of the season for Mattias Ekstrom

DTM: At Le Mans, Audi celebrated their fifth DTM victory of the season with Mattias Ekstrom, and with Alexandre Premat, at the latter's home race, the first podium result of a year-old car in the current season. Timo Scheider defended the lead of the standings with a two-point advantage -- the title decision from an extremely thrilling starting base will therefore be made at the finale at Hockenheim three weeks from now.

Next race: Hockenheim (D), 26 October

Demo drives of the Audi R10 TDI in Italy

Le Mans: Next weekend, Italy will be celebrating Dindo Capello's triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans at as many as two different locations. On Saturday, on the occasion of the "Fiera del Tartuffo", the Italian will drive the Audi R10 TDI through the pedestrian zone of Alba. One day later, the 650-hp diesel sportscar will be seen in action in Capello's home town of Santa Stefano Belbo.

Coming up in the next two weeks

Audi factory drivers will participate in the "Audi Mileage Marathon" in the USA (Sunday, 5 October to Sunday, 19 October)

Demo drives of the Audi R10 TDI with Dindo Capello in Italy (Saturday, 11 October and Sunday, 12 October)

Finale of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca (Saturday, 18 October).

-credit: audi

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