2011 Le Mans: Audi At Front Row

June 11, 2011 at 10:26 am

In spite of all the doubts and skepticism about Audi R18′s new design, the car proved to be best in the qualifying session of 2011 Le Mans 24-hours race by a dominating front row lockup. Now they can comfortably plan for their 10th Le Mans victory.

For Audi, this marks the sixth pole position at Le Mans in total and the first since 2006 when the brand with the four rings achieved the first victory of a diesel-powered vehicle at the world’s most famous endurance race. Although Audi Sport Team Joest concentrated on preparing for the race again on Thursday night, the three Audi R18 TDI cars set the pace in the two final qualifying sessions.

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The 79th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be started on Saturday at 3 p.m. by FIA President Jean Todt. Audi has the chance to secure its tenth Le Mans victory. In view of the extremely narrow time gaps between the front runners it will be more important than ever to deliver a zero-mistake performance in the race.

By the looks of things, Audi is going to win this one as well. Of course you never know what may happen on such a fierce battle.