It is the successor to the Audi R10 TDI. Champion Racing was a sports car racing team based in Pompano Beach, Florida, USA. Fifty-six cars participated in the event, organized into four categories. VAT no 918 5617 01 Three new cars made their debut at Sebring: Audi's diesel R15 TDI, Acura's first LMP1 entry the ARX-02a, and the return of the BMW M3 to the GT2 category. The Audi R8 LMP is a V-8 gasoline-powered LMP1-class car, the predecessor to the diesel-powered R10 and new R15. All registered in England and Wales. It was also the last time GT1 category raced at the event. Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner made history by becoming the first drivers to win the Le Mans 24-hour race in a diesel-powered car. It was the third round of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, and was part of a World Championship or International Cup for the first time since 1992, when it was part of the World Sportscar Championship. On December 31 st, 2000, the ‘Race of a Thousand Years’, valid for the American Le Mans series, was raced on the Adelaide road circuit.

The British-built R8C coupe was retired, but Audi-owned Bentley developed the concept of the R8C closed cockpit LMGTP and entered the Bentley EXP Speed 8 in 2001, winning the race with the Bentley Speed 8 in 2003. The Audi R8 LMP is a V-8 gasoline-powered LMP1-class car, the predecessor to the diesel-powered R10 and new R15.

Lucas Luhr is a German BMW factory racing driver, currently competing for BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the GTLM category of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship. The highest speed of the R8 at Le Mans was 338 km/h (210 mph) in the practice sessions of the 2002 Le Mans 24 Hours Race. The 2000 and later version Audi R8 was very successful, winning many races and championships until it was retired during the 2006 season.

The Audi R8C is a Le Mans Prototype racecar that was built by Audi and designed by Peter Elleray to compete in the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans under the LMGTP category. The 2000 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 68th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 17 and 18 June 2000. So, an amazing a roster of champion drivers have occupied this cockpit, and it’s had several litres of sprayed Moet wiped from the bodywork.

For its Le Mans debut, Joest Racing entered the works cars from Ingolstadt in the LMP P 900 class. The R8 was restricted even further to only 520 bhp. To compensate this advantage over the duration of a race, the LMGTPs were limited to smaller tyres and smaller fuel tanks. The race was attended by 249,500 spectators.

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It, like its predecessors and successors, are built primarily for the '24 Hours of Le Mans' Endurance Race. For its Le Mans debut, Joest Racing entered the works cars from Ingolstadt in the LMP P 900 class. With the upcoming American Le Mans Series also providing a stage for the US-market, Audi announced plans in 1998 to compete in 1999, with the R8R and powered by a 550 hp (410 kW) V8 turbo.
Several road versions of the Audi R8 have been released, however these bear no resemblance to the racer, except in name. At the 2005 Le Mans, the Audis failed to qualify on pole position; the fastest R8 started the race in third position. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest car of Tom Kristensen, Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro won the race overall and Audi's third consecutive victory in Le Mans, extending back to the 2000 event. It took place at the Sebring International Raceway, Florida on March 21, 2009. The R8 continued to campaign the American Le Mans Series through the first half of the 2006 season, and made its final US appearance on July 1, 2006 at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut, piloted by McNish and Capello. In 2001, 405 was campaigned in the 2001 ALMS series, driven by Andy Wallace, Johnny Herbert, Ralf Kelleners and Dorsey Schroeder, landing a third place at Sebring and numerous other podium finishes. Production started in 2007. It was later upgraded to the Porsche LMP1-98 before being retired. French trio Sébastien Loeb, Éric Hélary and Franck Montagny took second in the Pescarolo Judd No 17, four laps adrift. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, The Audi R10 TDI, usually abbreviated to R10, is a diesel-powered racing car from the German car manufacturer Audi. The Audi R18 is a Le Mans Prototype (LMP) racing car constructed by the German car manufacturer Audi AG. Probably just best to put it in the man cave and park a beer on that spoiler…, This article originally appeared in, Bauer Media Group consists of: Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Company number: 01176085, Bauer Radio Ltd, Company Number: 1394141 Lap times were 10 seconds down from the leading LMP and LMGTP competitors.

The Porsche WSC-95 was a Le Mans Prototype originally built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing. In year 2000 Audi launched the R8 LMP model, a car destined to be dominant on all endurance race tracks for several years.

The new debuting R8Cs lacked pace and unfortunately suffered mechanical gearbox woes.

Like its predecessor, the R18 uses a TDI turbocharged diesel engine but with a reduced capacity of 3.7 litres and in a V6 configuration. FSI technology can be found in products available to the normal public, across all brands in the Volkswagen Group. Audi had made the development of the Audi R10 TDI diesel public, and cars from other manufacturers and teams started to catch up in terms of on-the-track speed.

However, the R8's best finish was at 379 laps, which is more than the Lola-Aston Martin's best at 373 laps. We live with a modern-day Audi R8: check out our long-term test.

This victory was also notable since it was Tom Kristensen's 6th straight 24 Hours of Le Mans victory, and a record 7th overall, beating legendary driver Jacky Ickx's previous record of 6 career 24 Hours of Le Mans victories.

The equation for horsepower (torque divided by 5250, multiplied by rpm) for these numbers produces a horsepower rating of 638 horsepower (476 kW) at the same 6500 rpm (516/5250*6500=638).

During its campaign, the Joest pit crew was able to change the entire rear transaxle of a damaged R8 — a process which usually takes between one and three hours — in as low as three minutes and 16 seconds. Joest Racing is a sports car racing team that was established in 1978 by former Porsche works racer Reinhold Joest.

For the road going sports car launched in 2008, see, Audi R8 at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009, Learn how and when to remove this template message, electro-pneumatic actuated sequential manual, "Mulsanne's Corner: 1999-2000 Porsche LMP1", Audi R8 serial number on Endurance-Series. However the maximum torque hardly changed.

offered for sale by London-based specialist Fiskens. [4]. Based on the experiences, Audi decided to regroup for 2000, and built a new R8 spyder together with Joest and Dallara. This car is recognized as one of the most successful race cars in history, due to its winning record in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The R8 is powered by a 3.6 L Audi FSI V8.

In the highly competitive and cut-throat world of man-cave adorning, it can be tough to get an edge over your rivals. After the 1999 Le Mans shame, Mercedes retired from GTs to focus on the return of the DTM touring cars in 2000, as well as on F1.

This article is about the 1999–2006 race car used in sports car racing. For its Le Mans debut, Joest Racing entered the works cars from Ingolstadt in the LMP P 900 class. The R10s participated in the rest of the ALMS season, beginning with the race at Miller Motorsports Park, Utah.

Competitors consisted mainly of works teams from Cadiliac, Panoz Motorsports and Pescarolo Sport, as well as some other private LMP entries. ► Audi R8 LMP 900 for sale► Historic Audi Le Mans warrior ► Up for sale through Fiskens. The Audi R8 LMP is a V-8 gasoline-powered LMP1-class car, the predecessor to the diesel-powered R10 and new R15. 845898), Audi R8 Le Mans racer: this original piece of Ingolstadt history could be yours, Racing greats Alan McNish, Stéphane Ortelli, Laurent Aiello, Frank Biela and Emanuelle Pirro have all driven this Audi, The Audi R8 LMP 900 at the 2000 Le Mans 24 hours, The Audi R8 LMP900 is expected to raise in excess of £1 million. Its streak of Le Mans victories between 2000 and 2005 was broken only in 2003 by the Bentley Speed 8, another race car fielded that year by Volkswagen Group. Restrictor changes brought the power down to 550 bhp for anyone still racing with the R8. 1999-2006. The 2009 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was the 57th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring and the opening round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls,

Founded in 1994 by Dave Maraj, a former rally driver from Trinidad, as the motorsport wing of the Champion Motors car dealership, the team has campaigned various Porsches and Audis in North American road racing series. And so it goes on.

Subsequently, Audi Sport Team Joest handed 405 over to the other works team, Audi Sport North America. TDI. Company Number: LP003328 Registered Office: Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, London, NW1 7DT. Jackie Ickx started the race waving the French flag, and as it was to be expected, the performance of the Audi R8 LMP could not be matched. For the first time in the history of the race, the winner was a diesel-powered car.

The race took place on 12–13 June 2010 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, and was organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). Competitors consisted mainly of works teams from Cadillac, Panoz Motorsports and  Pescarolo Sport, as well as some other private LMP entries. The race lasted 850 km only rather than 1000, and was won by the Audi No.77 driven by Rinaldo Capello and Allan McNish. Several versions of the R8 race car have featured in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo (PSP), Gran Turismo 5, and Gran Turismo 6.
It was the 70th running of the event, as organized by the automotive group, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) since 1923. Joest's R8Rs ran steady, yet still was too slow to run for pole position.

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