Audi newsletter 2006-10-01

Motorsport Newsletter Ingolstadt, 01 October 2006 ALMS: Audi wins seventh consecutive "Petit Le Mans" Audi celebrated its seventh victory in a row in the American Endurance classic "Petit Le Mans" -- the first one with the Audi R10 TDI. With...

Motorsport Newsletter
Ingolstadt, 01 October 2006

ALMS:
Audi wins seventh consecutive "Petit Le Mans"

Audi celebrated its seventh victory in a row in the American Endurance classic "Petit Le Mans" -- the first one with the Audi R10 TDI. With victory at Road Atlanta (US state of Georgia), Audi prematurely clinched the Manufacturers' Championship in the LM P1 "top class" of the American Le Mans Series having already won the Drivers' and Teams' titles. After 1,000 miles, the revolutionary diesel powered sportscar of Dindo Capello and Allan McNish had a 4-lap advantage over the best petrol-driven competitor. Thirteen minutes before the end of the 9-hour plus long race contact with a slower GT car ended the race of the R10 TDI of Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner. Running in second position, Werner had to pit with damaged front left suspension. The winning team of the 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours lost eleven laps and were classified in seventh position. New ALMS Champions Dindo Capello and Allan McNish achieved a record seventh LM P1 class win in a season.

STCC:
Audi driver Thed Bjork clinches STCC title

Although Richard Goransson won the final race of the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) today at Mantorp Park in front of more than 25.000 spectators, Audi driver Thed Bjork is the new champion. With his Audi A4 STCC Bjork finished fourth in the race which was enough for him to stay ahead of Goransson in the championship. Bjork took the championship lead already in the first race of the season and kept it through the entire season.

Superstars:
Giorgio Sanna takes another win at Vallelunga

Giorgio Sanna clinched another victory in the penultimate round of the Italian Superstars Touring Car Series at Vallelunga with his Audi RS 4 and brought home another win for the team of Audi Sport Italia. With position four, Audi driver Stevo Goldstein missed the podium only by a few seconds.

-credit: audi.de

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Series ALMS
Drivers Allan McNish , Frank Biela , Marco Werner , Thed Björk , Dindo Capello , Richard Göransson , Emanuele Pirro , Giorgio Sanna