Audi Motorsport Newsletter Ingolstadt, 22 October 2006 ALMS: Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten The new Audi R10 TDI remained unbeaten also in the finale of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca. The revolutionary diesel sportscar competed in...
Audi Motorsport Newsletter
Ingolstadt, 22 October 2006
Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten
The new Audi R10 TDI remained unbeaten also in the finale of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca. The revolutionary diesel sportscar competed in eight races since the debut in March, crossing the finish line eight times as the outright winner. Decisive in the 1-2 victory at Laguna Seca was the consumption advantage of the modern V12 TDI engine. Starting from fourth and fifth positions on the grid, both Audi R10 TDI sportscars lost a lap in a turbulent first half of the race. With a clever strategy, taking perfect advantage from various Safety Car periods, Audi Sport Team North America was able to bring both cars back onto the same lap as the leaders. In the final stage of the thrilling race, the team was able to take advantage from the low consumption of the diesel engine: While the competitors had to come into the pits once more during the final hour for refuelling, both R10 TDI cars went on until the finish without another pit-stop. Dindo Capello and Allan McNish, who had already clinched the Drivers' title, celebrated their seventh victory of the season. Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro finished second.
Seventh consecutive victory for the Audi RS 4
Audi Sport Italia has clinched the Teams' Championship of the Italian Superstars Touring Car Series with the seventh consecutive victory for the Audi RS 4. Tamara Vidali won the finale at Misano, ending the season second in the Drivers' Championship. Her team mate Giorgio Sanna had still chances to win the title before the final round of the series and was in the lead of the race when he had to park his Audi RS 4 with a transmission problem.
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SEAT wins European Touring Car Cup
SEAT celebrated a 1-2 victory in the European Touring Car Cup at Estoril (Portugal). Ryan Sharp from Scotland captured the title with commanding victories in both wet races at the wheel of his Leon. The triumph of Audi's daughter company was completed by his team mate Emmet O'Brien who finished second in both races.