Tom Kristensen was appointed by Audi to drive the new R8 V10 Plus at Le Mans. This time he came back as a visitor after 18 years of racing on the track and managing to win the legendary 24-hour endurance race for no less than 9 times. While roaming the streets of Le Mans with Audi’s latest supercar, Kristensen met with fans, friends and citizens of the city before heading to the track one more time.
Audi didn’t manage to win this year’s Le Mans, but they still secured third place in the LMP1 class with Lotterer/Fassler/Treluyer GER Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron who completed 393 laps, behind the winners Hulkenberg/Tandy/BamberGER Porsche 919 Hybrid with 395 laps and Webber/Hartley/Bernhard GER Porsche 919 Hybrid in second place with 394 laps.
Aside from grabbing third place, Audi also took fourth with Duval/di Grassi/Jarvis GER Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron (392 laps) as well as seventh with Albuquerque/Bonanomi/Rast GER Audi Sport Team Joest R18 e-tron (387 laps).
Audi is now preparing for the German World Endurance Championship (WEC) round at the Nurburgring set for August 30.
In the meantime, Audi will start deliveries of the R8 V10 Plus and the regular V10 version in the coming weeks while the R8 e-tron is scheduled to go on sale later this year.