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Audi Employees Celebrate Le Mans Winners - (Europe)

June 20th, 2008

  • Show laps of the Audi R10 TDI at the factory in Neckarsulm
  • Tom Kristensen at the wheel of the Le Mans winning car

Ingolstadt/Le Mans – Thousands of Audi employees celebrated yesterday the Audi R10 TDI which won the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen completed show laps with the over 650-hp strong diesel sportscar at the Audi factory in Neckarsulm (Germany).

"This was a great event and I was very impressed at just how many Audi employees came to celebrate and wanted autographs," explained Tom Kristensen who won the French Endurance classic last weekend together with his team-mates Dindo Capello and Allan McNish. For both Audi and Tom Kristensen it was the eighth victory at Le Mans.

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich and Ulrich Baretzky, responsible for Engine Development at Audi Sport were also present in Neckarsulm. They were welcomed by Uwe Hans Werner, Head of the Audi Forum Neckarsulm, and Norbert Rank, Head of the Works Council in Neckarsulm.

The next race of the Audi R10 TDI will take place at Lime Rock (US state of Connecticut) on 12 July. On 17 August, the diesel-powered sportscar will compete in the 1000-kilometre race at the Nürburgring and thus for the first time ever in Germany.

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