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    1. Audi R18 with a Painted Livery Imagined by Joao Pedro Ferreira + Matte Black Audi LMP Retrospective



      Of course when Audi pulled the wraps off of its new R18 TDI last week the car was shown in a menacing matte black and exposed black carbon fiber. Audi has a tradition of showing its new cars in the so-called buff black most preferred by evil-doers and sith lords but the car is bound to get a new paint job or "livery" in racing speak though when that will first appear remains to be seen. Given ...
    2. Excellent Audi R18 Technical Analysis from SPEED's Marshall Pruett



      As Audi's new R18 rapidly approached its unveiling last Friday this blog zeroed in on SPEED contributor Marshall Pruett. Pruett seemed more clued in than most in the general public or press about the car and relayed to our staff that he'd spent countless hours on the phone to Germany working on a technical analysis of the new car. Over the weekend Pruett published his story, rife with details Audi Sport ...
    3. Two Audi R18 Wallpapers Added



      We've created two wallpapers of the new Audi R18. The first, above is simply a photo-edited version of the very cool shot showing the car's 1-shaped LED running lights. Below is a design that shows three generations of Audi TDI racecars - R10 TDI, R15 TDI and R18 TDI. Each are the full size images. If you'd like to save them then simply drag and drop the images or right click on the photo in order to save them. ...
    4. Video: Audi Sport Engine Boss Ulrich Baretzky on the Past and Future of Audi at Le Mans



      Earlier today Audi Sport revealed its new and revolutionary Audi R18 racecar. While we haven't had a chance to chat first hand with any of the team just yet we did have a chance to sit down for an in-depth conversation with Dr. Ulrich Baretzky while in Atlanta for the 2010 Petit Le Mans race. Of course ...
    5. Could This Porsche Hide the Secret Future of quattro in Sportscar Racing?



      We had an "ah-ha" moment of enlightenment this past weekend at the ALMS Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta. The lone North American event during the 2010 season for the Audi Sport R15 squad, the race was by no means off the radar for Audi enthusiasts. Many tuning in probably also knew that the Le Mans winning driver trio of Mike Rockenfeller, ...
    6. American Le Mans 2011: Audi at Sebring, Petit Le Mans Rounds Only



      Spending the weekend on location at the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta this past weekend we were immersed in news about any potential Audi LMP participation for the 2011 season via Audi Sport staff. There's both good news and bad news to report.

      Audi has confirmed that it plans to race the full season of ILMC rounds ...
    7. Lucas Luhr to Return to Prototype Racing in Porsche RS Spyder at Petit Le Mans



      Good news for fans of Audi Sport driver Lucas Luhr. The 2008 ALMS P1 champion will join drivers Saascha Maassen and Klaus Graf for the 2010 Petit Le Mans at the wheel of the Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder next week. Lucas was not active on Audi's prototype roster this year, appearing in R8 LMS GT3 endurance racing and ...
    8. Audi Planning Multi-Tiered 2011 ALMS/Rolex Strategy, Evaluating Penske, Highcroft and Wayne Taylor for the Job



      SPEED Friday released a news story surrounding Audi's exploration of options for the 2011 racing season. Penned by Marshall Pruett, the piece was highly detailed and outlined many aspects of Audi's 2011 planning... moreso than most rumor pieces and highly consistent with what we've heard thus far from multiple sources ...
    9. Tom Kristensen Caught In Heated Discussion with Radio Le Mans' Graham Tyler



      When we first saw this photo (above) posted by photographer Regis Lefebure over on Facebook, we wondered what the hell Radio Le Mans on-air personality Graham Tyler could have possibly said to Audi driver Tom Kristensen to warrant such an expression. Then, when we saw the full series of photos, we remembered who we were dealing with.

      Regis is a former ...
    10. Baltimore Sun Confirms American Le Mans Part of August 2011 Street Course IndyCar Race Deal



      Back in May we reported on Baltimore, Maryland's approval of a street course race by the IndyCar series planned for August 2011. Set to split the distance between Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Camden Yards where the Baltimore Orioles baseball team calls home, the event had ...
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