Matteo Cressoni tested in an Audi R10 TDI, the "queen car" of many 24 Hours of Le Mans. It happened on the tarmac track of the Rothenburg airport where on 14th October the Italian driver had contact with the made-in-Ingolstadt Sport Prototype from the Kolles Team.
"The scope of this test was to look for feeling with the machine and with the thousand buttons and controls that the car has inside. Although this is found to me quickly to my comfort with the car," said the Lombardic pilot of Volta MantovanaC who will be twenty-five years old on 28th of October.
His first experience to edge of a LMP was arranged by his manager and sporting director of the German team, Manfredi Ravetto.
"I am a lot impressed from the Diesel engine, than practically one does not hear and that it has an incredible torque. Regarding the car in itself, it is much difficult one to give a judgment quickly," concluded Matteo.
The 'Deb' covered in all 70-80 kilometers, subdivided in three distinguished quarters of continuous guide, profited to acclimatize himself with the difficult two-seater car. Cressoni, who was driving the R10 TDI number 14, was helped from Audi Sport staff together with Team Kolles mechanics and engineers. The car he drove in Germany contested all 1000 Kms of Le Mans Series with Narain Karthikeyan, Charles Zwolsman and Andrew Meyrick at the wheel. The Kolles Team is going to take parte in the Asian Le Mans Series.
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