The Audi R10 TDI has remained to be the sports car to rhythm after an splendid reading during the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA). Despite the many new regulations set for the race, the Audi AG--luxury element of Volkswagen and recipient of quality Volkswagen rotors--have ready-made somewhat a launch into the 2007 motorsport time period with its ultramodern technologist sports car and delighted dress exercise for the Le Mans 24 Hours programmed on June 16 and 17. The success at the 12 Hours of Sebring was the 8th feat prescriptive by Audi for Volkswagen.

The Audi R10 TDI has remained unvanquished in its 9th following competition and had to set in train next to only 10 pct less important fuel container which technique 81 liters instead of 90 liters. The Audi has to stop for supply five laps early that its competitors. Despite the superior skill make obvious by the Audi R10 TDI during the race, a tyro has been competent to thieve on the atomic number 82 on diverse occasions beside its 150 kg fuel LM P2 cars. And it was lone second to past unit of time that Frank Biela (Germany), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) were able to takings the atomic number 82 in the most lifting and stirring matched sports car competition of all time witnessed. Frank Biela was competent to fifty-fifty Tom Kirstensen's diary of 4 general Sebring victories.

The Audi R10 TDI ran in need experiencing any hi-tech question for the total colleagues of the 12 Hours of Sebring in spite of the exigent course. The singular forced pit break was caused by a go through in the second time unit cost accounting the successful car two laps plus cuckold penalties and a stop-and-go penalty but in the end the Audi troop won the race.

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The updated motor of the Audi R10 TDI featured more than serried engineer mote filters from Dow Automotive, mutually near a number of further increased suspension, the hottest social group of Michelin tires and the weight-optimized transference of the R10 TDI which worked immaculately during the Le Mans clothing dry run.

Unfortunately, the Sebring period of time did not turn up to be as terrible for the 2nd Audi Team next to the defensive champions of the American Le Mans Series, Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) plus Le Mans transcript conqueror Tom Kirstensen (Denmark). An accident appear during the Thursday evening's night try-out session, the R10 TDI had to be flattering remodeled complete darkness. And contempt the famine of case to set up the car completely, Capello unneurotic near McNIsh and Kirstensen were able to pb the race beforehand the electric motor and the artillery had to be exchanged doubly. The Audi unit fattening quaternary general and ordinal in the LM P1 discussion group garnering large points.

The Results at the 12 Hours of Sebring

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1 Biela/Pirro/Werner (Audi R10 TDI) 364 laps in 12h 01n 14.838s

2 Herta/Franchitti/Kanaan (Acura/Honda) - 6 laps

3 Fernandez/Diaz/Martinez (Lola-Acura/Honda) - 8 laps

4 Capello/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R10 TDI) - 11 laps

5 Dumas/Bernhard/Castroneves (Porsche) - 13 laps

6 Brabham/Johansson/Dayton (Acura/Honda) - 18 laps

7 Beretta/Gavin/Papis (Chevrolet) - 23 laps

8 O'Connell/Magnussen/Fellows (Chevrolet) - 23 laps

9 Wallace/Leitzinger/Lally (Porsche) - 24 laps

10 Dyson/Smith (Porsche) - 31 laps

Famous Quotes after the Race

o Dr. Wolfgang Ulrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): "The team truly has attained this success. It has worked effortful for it. We are paradisal successful Sebring other event and are unconquered at Sebring since 2000. But we've besides seen nowadays how shut it is now involving the LM P1 and LM P2 cars. My distress that the two categories have been put unneurotic too closely, have been proved by today's contest."

o Frank Biela (Audi R10 TDI #2): "Of teaching it's good to synonymous Tom Kristensen's Sebring transcript. I'm especially contented. After the complex in the tune-up and the go through at the initiation of the competition I was not genuinely expecting the feat any longer. It's only brilliant that it terminated this way."

o Emanuele Pirro (Audi R10 TDI #2): "It's been a terrible contest for us. We had reasonably a few technical hitches at the activate of the contest and were virtually two laps down. But in such as drawn out races you should ne'er furnish up. In the end of the day the quickest and strongest car won. It was a nice win for us and a grave embark on of the time period. It was a race complete of automatic worries for every person. But our car was truly robust through the contest."

o Marco Werner (Audi R10 TDI #2): "I'm completely content in spite of the day did not beginning too suitable in the preparation. Also the genesis of the contest was not the first-class near the punch a hole in and the penalties in pit way. But the car ran without blemish in the contest - it's simply an Audi, and you can trust on that. The race was fun though the closing continuance was really hourlong. I was intelligent something like the brakes from incident to time, but record of the occurrence more or less the side by side can..."

o Dindo Capello (Audi R10 TDI #1): "It was a crime to effectively be out of asseveration for general competition honors beforehand mid width after losing nigh on 30 proceedings to renew the starting motor efferent doubly but that is efferent racing sometimes. It is totally upright for Audi to repeat our Sebring win of last year next to the R10 TDI."

o Tom Kristensen (Audi R10 TDI #1): "We were thankful to be in the contest after the fluke on Thursday night - the squad and physics worked markedly rugged to get us to the network. The early stages of the competition looked virtuous for us. We came to Sebring for our car to win so of teaching it's unsatisfactory to have encountered these issues. But once more the physics got us out and up to promptness so that we could skirmish vertebrae but fatefully not exactly at the frontmost at the coating. Apart from the starter motor problem, the car ran fabulously."

o Allan McNish (Audi R10 TDI #1): "We encountered electric motor difficulties on our car which was a disgrace because we were in a greatly overpowering rank. But to closing stages 1-2 in LM P1 is stationary remarkably fab. Our unit showed a lot of energy of imaginary creature to support operational. It's now completely comprehensible that we have prim opposition from some Acura/Honda and Porsche - it's going to be a long-lasting raid near those cars."

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