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Test Drive the Audi R18 TDI today on simraceway

Simraceway Audi R18 TDI 2011, Front Three Quarter view

Gallery after the jump!

Today, Simraceway is giving you the chance to take Audi’s 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning R18 TDI for a 24-hour track test drive.

The R18 TDI succeeded the R15 TDI as Audi’s LMP weapon-of-choice in 2010/11. Sporting a stabilization fin, a closed cockpit, and a smaller engine than its predecessor—significant changes both enforced by regulation and inspired by evolution—it went onto triumph at Le Mans and Sebring. Continue reading ‘Test Drive the Audi R18 TDI today on simraceway’

Forza Motorsport at 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Forza Motorsport at 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

This coming weekend will be the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, one of the world’s most prestigious motorsports events. We’re incredibly excited to announce that Forza Motorsport is now a sponsor of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race and, in celebration, we’ve got a full slate of cool stuff ahead during the race, both for fans who are attending the race in person, and for those of you who will be watching from home. Continue reading ‘Forza Motorsport at 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans’

12 Hours of Sebring 2.5hr report

no17 Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR © Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

To start things off, two fan favorite GT teams had the worst of luck. During morning warm up, the no17 Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR lost its engine. The team put in an amazing stint and had the new 4.0L six-cylinder engine bolted in, tires on and out to pit lane for the start. After the two and a half hours, Falken Tire sits 13th in class with 53 laps in the books. Continue reading ’12 Hours of Sebring 2.5hr report’

Gallery: 12 Hours of Sebring, Thursday

Patrick Long waits to head out, Flying Lizard Motorsport, 2012 12 Hours of Sebring, © Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

It’s a bit late but here is our first complete gallery from todays practice sessions from the 12 Hours of Sebring. A spectacular day that had its ups and downs and a big one for Audi Sport Team Joest in the end. Enjoy the pics! Continue reading ‘Gallery: 12 Hours of Sebring, Thursday’

Andre Lotterer tops Sebring second practice, Audi 1-2-3

Audi Sport, Andre Lotterer, Sebring 12 Hour, Friday © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

Audi Sport’s Andre Lotterer took his turn at the front during this afternoons second practice session from Sebring. Lotterer nailed a 1:47.761 in the no1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI. He was a clear .478 seconds over teammate Timo Bernhard in the no3 R18. Continue reading ‘Andre Lotterer tops Sebring second practice, Audi 1-2-3′

Audi Sport’s Romain Dumas tops Sebring official first practice

Audi Sport, Romain Dumas, Sebring 12 Hour, Friday © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

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The 2011-spec Audi R18 TDI’s have not disappointed here since testing started earlier this week. With the first official practice session kicking off at 10:00am today, Audi Sport Team Joest was off. At the end of the hour long practice, Romain Dumas was at the top, 1:48.626.

However, sitting only 1.136 seconds back was Klaus Graf in the Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03a with a 1:49.762. The petrol cars are there and we all know that anything can happen in endurance racing. Continue reading ‘Audi Sport’s Romain Dumas tops Sebring official first practice’

Presenting the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring Spotter Guide

Andy Blackmore's Spotter Guide for the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring

Let the racing begin! In just two days the 60th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring will kick off with official practices and the smell of racing fuel (or diesel in Audi’s case) will be in the air. We’re pumped and heading down tomorrow morning.

Besides Google maps to get us where were going, even though we’ve been a bazillion times, the next most important thing to grab is the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring Spotter Guide! Andy Blackmore has dropped another great one to kick off an awesome weekend. Continue reading ‘Presenting the 2012 12 Hours of Sebring Spotter Guide’

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’




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