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"Audi to race “R15 plus” in 2010

Audi will start the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours of Le Mans (12-13 June) with three diesel-powered racing sports cars. The Audi squad will be spearheaded by Britain’s Allan McNish plus Dindo Capello (I) and Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen (Den).

Audi has been competing in the 24-hour race at Le Mans since 1999 and, having started just eleven of the events, has won the French endurance classic eight times.

The first race for the “R15 plus” will be on April 11 in the 8-hour race at Le Castellet (France). As a dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi will contest the 1000-kilometer race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) on May 9 with three cars. After Le Mans, Audi plans to participate in the newly incepted Le Mans Intercontinental Cup featuring races in Great Britain (Silverstone), the United States (Road Atlanta) and Asia with two R15 TDI cars. The Cup will precede a worldwide racing series for Le Mans sports cars to be staged from the 2011 season onward.

Audi at Le Mans 2010

#7 Dindo Capello (I)/Tom Kristensen (DK)/Allan McNish (GB)
#8 Marcel Fässler (CH)/André Lotterer (D)/Benoît Treluyer (F)
#9 Timo Bernhard (D)/Romain Dumas (F)/Mike Rockenfeller (D)

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