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Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans

Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans | © 2012 Tertre Rouge Times

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We’ve partnered up with good friends Rusty and Joe Rae from Tertre Rouge Times to bring you this gallery featuring the beautiful Audi R18 e-tron quattro, Audi R18 ultra and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR’s from the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Enjoy! Continue reading ‘Gallery: 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans’

Provisional pole for Andre Lotterer in Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans

Audi R18 ultra #4 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Marco Bonanomi, Oliver Jarvis, Mike Rockenfeller

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No disrespect to Toyota but it was somewhat of a given that Audi would be at the top in most sessions leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Wednesday’s qualifying session was quite eventful and we did see the two petrol powered Toyota TS030 Hybrid on pace but it was the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro on provisional pole.

The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Andre Lotterer, set a time of 3:25.453s late into the first qualifying session last night. This time was slower than his 3:25.163 earlier in the practice session but was .285s faster than last years pole. Lotterer will share the no1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer. Continue reading ‘Provisional pole for Andre Lotterer in Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans’

Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the evolution of racing

Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the evolution of racing

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A new era of racing at Le Mans is upon us and Audi is leading the field once again through new technology in the form of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Audi has won races around the world utilizing groundbreaking technologies such as quattro, turbocharged direct injection (TFSI) and turbo diesel (TDI) engines. Each of these found their way into very successful production vehicles such as the original quattro, the iconic Audi R8 and everything from an A3 to an Q7 TDI. Continue reading ‘Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the evolution of racing’

Quotes from Audi Sport on a Sebring 1-2-3 qualifying

Audi R18 TDI no1, 12 Hours of Sebring © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

Marcel Fassler (Audi R18 TDI #1)

“I don’t know what Andre (Lotterer) had for breakfast. His showing was simply incredible – he just needed one lap to lay a 1m 45.8 on track. That’s a word! Well done to Andre, that was a fantastic lap.” Continue reading ‘Quotes from Audi Sport on a Sebring 1-2-3 qualifying’

Allan McNish signs on with Simraceway

Oneighturbo McNish 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona DSC 3732

With the 12 Hours of Sebring right around the corner, we have awesome news coming out of the SimRaceway camp! Audi Motorsport’s Allan McNish, has signed on with one of the top sim-racing games to hit the broadband pipes, SimRaceway. The 24 Hour of Le Mans winner is the third professional driver to sign on with SimRaceway. McNish joins Dario Franchitti and the late Dan Wheldon (1978 – 2011), ensuring that SimRaceway will become the best online racing experience. Continue reading ‘Allan McNish signs on with Simraceway’

Quotes from Audi Sport Team Joest before the 12 Hours of Sebring

Audi R18 TDI no1, Audi Sport Team Joest, 12 Hours of Sebring

Marcel Fassler, Audi R18 TDI #1 (Audi Sport Team Joest)

“We’re in for a thrilling race because the situation will be a bit tight for everyone with more than 60 cars on the track. Of course I’m expecting for us to be able to set the pace at the front of the field. I’m personally pleased to be able to battle for overall victory in an LMP car for the first time at Sebring. I’m also hoping for us to have the necessary bit of racing luck to do so.” Continue reading ‘Quotes from Audi Sport Team Joest before the 12 Hours of Sebring’

Audi with R18 hybrid drives for 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans

Audi testing R18H LMP1 at Paul Richard

Audi competes in the 80th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16–17, 2012 with a total of four LMP1 sports cars. Two of the four cars in action will be equipped with hybrid drive for the first time. Audi Sport Team Joest also follows a two-pronged approach in the newly created FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during the 2012 season. Continue reading ‘Audi with R18 hybrid drives for 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans’

Audi testing R18H LMP1 for 2012

Audi testing R18H LMP1 at Sebring - QuattroWorld.com

Photo: Quattroworld.com

Once again Audi has shown up at Sebring, testing the next evolution of their LMP entry. However this time it wasn’t such a secret. The first hint was the exif data in the shots from Paul Ricard. Taken in November, the description read “Test Audi R18H”. Changes to the R18H are not so obvious but a lot is going on. The overall appearance seems to be smoothed out. Hard edges are gone, the nose is now piercing and suggestions of the tub structure changing. Mulsannes Corner has an excellent breakdown on the new R18H.

Look for Audi to announce full details and driver line-ups in January. Continue reading ‘Audi testing R18H LMP1 for 2012′




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