Many celebrities revisit Audi during Le Mans

Posted on 15. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

International guest from sports, party and other areas of multitude accompanied Audi’s coming in a Le Mans 24 Hours. Extreme contestant Felix Baumgartner, Sascha Hamm and Fabio Studer – both winners of a Free Ride World Tour –, Alexandre Bilodeau (ski freestyle Olympic bullion medalist), Lorenzo Perales (Sponsorship Director of Real Madrid), Prince Alexander von Auersberg-Breunner, actor Elyas M’Barek, comedian Django Asül and a South Korean thespian and actor Choi Si-won watched a world’s many famous continuation competition with Audi.

Numerous house members of a Group and Brand watched a Le Mans 24 Hours live on location. Ferdinand Piëch, Ursula Piëch and Martin Winterkorn from a Group’s tip row were present. The Management Board of AUDI AG was represented by Rupert Stadler (Chairman), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg (Technical Development), Luca de Meo (Marketing and Sales), Thomas Sigi (Human Resources and Social Affairs) and Dr. Hubert Waltl (Production).

The two-time Formula World Champion Fernando Alonso was a titular starter of a 82nd using of a Le Mans 24 Hours. The Spaniard is a good Le Mans fan and in a early theatre of a race, together with FIA President Jean Todt, also visited a garage of Audi Sport Team Joest where he wished his compatriot Marc Gené lots of racing luck.

Two former engine sportsmen visited Audi as well. The Briton Richard Attwood, leader of a 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours, and Hannu Mikkola. The Finn in 1983, together with co-driver Arne Hertz, motionless a World Rally Championship in his preference in a Audi quattro. Audi’s initial World Champion also met with a stream World Champion of a brand, a Scotsman Allan McNish. The dual Audi DTM Team Directors Hans-Jürgen Abt and Ernst Moser kept their fingers crossed for Audi’s sports automobile patrol during Le Mans too.

At a French circuit, on a eve of a Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi presented a Audi R8 LMX, a brand’s initial prolongation indication with laser high-beam light. The dual Le Mans winners Dindo Capello and Marco Werner presented a mid-engine sports car, that is versed with identical light record as a stream Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

Loïc Duval, following his critical collision in giveaway practice, has returned to Switzerland. His associate drivers sent their best wishes to a Frenchman. During a designation event and on a starting grid they reason a vast ensign observant “Loïc, get good soon!” in front of a cameras.

Allan McNish gifted a competition week that was roughly some-more complete for him than in his active racing days. The World Endurance Champion assisted Audi Sport Team Joest and Audi drivers with active support and advice, as final year’s leader was benefaction during a hand-printing rite downtown, acted as judge of a Audi press discussion on Friday and insincere countless other responsibilities. The Le Mans competition organizer had also allocated a Scotsman as Grand Marshal for a 82nd using of a 24-hour race. In addition, McNish was inducted into a Le Mans Hall of Fame.

Audi tire partner Michelin respected Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish with a really special gift. The 2013 Le Mans winners any perceived a Ducati Monster 1200 for their delight in a Audi R18 e-tron quattro. It is regarded as one of a many mythological motorcycles done by a Italian Audi subsidiary. The French tire dilettante handed over a 135-hp Ducati bikes to a advantageous drivers on Tuesday of a Le Mans competition week.

Le Mans rookie Filipe Albuquerque was gay to be means to reason a vast board in front of a cameras during a drivers’ march on his 29th birthday. The Portuguese, together with his team-mates Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis had competent for grid position 5 in a best Audi. As a result, he became ‘Rookie of a Year’ – a tiny satisfaction for a fact that a Portuguese was not means to expostulate in a competition following a collision of Marco Bonanomi in that Bonanomi was not during fault.

Tom Kristensen paid what has turn a normal revisit to thousands of fans from Denmark on Friday. ‘Mister Le Mans’ visited several camps and extended a acquire on theatre in a largest fan tent. Dindo Capello, Marc Gené and Lucas di Grassi accompanied Kristensen into a fan tent and distributed gifts to their eager followers.

For Filipe Albuquerque and Marco Bonanomi, it was an respect to revisit a Audi Sport Camp on Friday. Several hundred employees of Audi and suppliers use a event any year to transport to Le Mans, stay out in a lane devalue and to hearten on their brand.  

Before a Le Mans 24 Hours, Audi motorist Loïc Duval met with a former French inhabitant soccer actor Fabien Barthez. The French sports paper l’Équipe had invited them to a meeting. At a trackside MM Arena, a dual athletes battled with any other for round possession in front of a cameras. Barthez – one of usually 4 goalkeepers ever to have turn a World and European Champion – has been a competition motorist given 2008, was French GT Champion final year and is contesting a Le Mans 24 Hours for a initial time this year.

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Audi R8 LMX fuel economy:
Fuel expenditure total in l/100 km: 12.9
CO2 emissions total in g/km: 299

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