Triumph during Le Mans: Audi defeats Porsche and Toyota

Posted on 15. Jun, 2014 by in Audi Canada

It noted a 13th Le Mans success for a code with a 4 rings in usually 16 runs – and might have been a many profitable one to date, as Audi Sport Team Joest prevailed opposite large foe by Le Mans returnee Porsche and Toyota in an intensely tough competition that was totally open for a prolonged time. The preference in preference of a dual Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars was usually done in a final phase.

“We’ve seen many sparkling races and distinguished good victories during Le Mans though this success has a unequivocally special significance,” pronounced Professor Rupert Stadler, Chairman of a Board of Management of AUDI AG, following a jubilant finish by a dual Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars. “We didn’t enter this competition as favorites and in Porsche and Toyota had dual unequivocally clever rivals. That we managed to win Le Mans again this time in annoy of this is a illusory attainment by a whole Audi squad. We’re tremendously happy and my interjection go to all who have done this success possible.”

“The new Le Mans regulations place an even larger concentration on a potency of a competition cars during Le Mans than before,” pronounced Professor Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, who as Board Member for Technical Development is obliged for a motorsport module of AUDI AG. “In a TDI, a world’s many fit expostulate record has prevailed during Le Mans nonetheless again. At a same time, with a successful initial use of a laser light, we continued a fibre of technological pioneering achievements during Le Mans. I’d like to appreciate everybody who has worked intensely tough for this success, above all of march a Audi Sport squad.”

For Audi, a Le Mans 24 Hours was billed as ‘Welcome Challenges’ – and there were copiousness of them in a 82nd using of a famous continuation competition for a code with a 4 rings. Following a critical collision of Loïc Duval in Wednesday’s giveaway practice, Audi Sport Team Joest had to ready a #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro in record time again from blemish and to reinstate Loïc Duval with Marc Gené. That this group was on march for attainment on Sunday morning says all about a attainment achieved by a mechanics. However, in a end, a change of an injector and a turbocharger narrowly prevented this angel story from entrance true. With a opening of 3 laps Lucas di Grassi, Marc Gené and Tom Kristensen took second place.

Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer took a lead for a initial time on Sunday morning, shortly after 5 a.m., after carrying put unchanging vigour via a night on a Toyota that had been heading for a prolonged time. As a turbocharger had to be altered on their R18 as well, automobile #2 temporarily forsaken to third place before relocating behind to a front in a conspicuous liberation during that André Lotterer also set a fastest competition path of 3m 22.567s.

Major set-back was suffered by a patrol of a third Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Filipe Albuquerque, Marco Bonanomi and Oliver Jarvis. Following a clever early phase, automobile series ‘3’ during a reserve automobile duration in pouring rain, was strike in a back during high speed by a GT Ferrari on a Hunaudières straight. The powertrain of a R18 was so heavily shop-worn in a occurrence that Marco Bonanomi was forced to retire after usually an hour and a half.

In a chaotic initial hours, a fascinating Le Mans prototypes of Audi, Porsche and Toyota were fighting enthralling duels on a Le Mans high-speed circuit that kept a spectators in awe. The fans gifted one of a many retaining races in Le Mans story until noon on Sunday. The preference in preference of Audi was usually done in a penultimate hour.

“It was a competition of a kind we can usually knowledge during Le Mans,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “There were many incidents and nothing of a tip cars done it opposite a stretch though any problems. The wilful factors were that a Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars were means to expostulate consistently quick for 24 hours, a drivers done no mistakes and a patrol responded scrupulously and fast to a issues that occurred. In Porsche and Toyota we had dual unequivocally clever rivals who, as expected, did not make life easy for us. we always believed that, in annoy of a quite formidable prerequisites for us this year, we’d be means to attain and that we’ve got a many fit competition car. That we succeeded again creates me feel proud. ‘Thanks’ also from me to a whole squad, though to a Management Board and a Group as good that make it probable for us to denote ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ during le Mans year after year. But we also demonstrate my honour for a opening delivered by Porsche on their lapse to Le Mans.”

For Audi, this noted a 13th attainment in a ‘24 Heures,’ a eighth one with TDI Power and a third one with a hybrid competition car. The group of Reinhold Joest distinguished a 15th success in a world’s many critical continuation race. Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer, after 2011 and 2012, achieved their third Le Mans triumph.

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