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    1. Via Fourtitude: SPEED Preview of Spa 1000KM by John Dagys



      This weekend Audi Sport's three R18 TDI squads head to Spa for the 1000KM ILMC / LMS round there. Not only will this be the first race running of the new R18 TDI, but with the Le Mans test now over this will also mark the last time Audi meets up with its chief rivals Peugeot and Aston Martin before the big race ...
    2. Allan McNish Blogs & Podcasts Ahead of Audi R18 Race Debut at Spa



      Allan McNish has made a post to his personal blog highlighting his anticipation for this weekend's race debut of the Audi R18 TDI in the 1,000km of Spa. Turns out Spa is one of his all-time favorite tracks and Allan highlights this in the post. Also, he pairs the piece with a quick podcast.

      Read and listen after the ...
    3. New Team Photos for Audi Sport R18 TDI Include Interior Pics, Spotter Guide, w/ R15 & More



      Audi Sport has released a massive amount of photography today, mainly what we expect will be included in the team's media kit at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. We've added more shots to our Paul Ricard Test section of our 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans gallery along with new sections that include Driver Teams, R18 Livery Designs (Spotter Guide Art) and R18 Details. ...
    4. RACER Magazine Remembers Michele Alboreto and So Do We



      You may have caught the mention of Michele Alboreto this past weekend, with a logo of his helmet taking an honorary position on the inner rear wing of the Audi R18s that tested on Easter Sunday in Le Mans. Perhaps you saw Tom Kristensen post about this on Facebook. A long time ago Alboreto was a star on the ...
    5. Audi Releases Livery Pictures of R18 Ahead of Sunday's Le Mans Test



      Audi has dropped a collection of photos from a recent test at Paul Riccard of the R18 testing with what appears to be full livery paint schemes. Interestingly, there's more than just the different access colors if these are the final paint schemes as cars like the #3 above seem to have more silver and less exposed carbon than cars like the #1 shown below. ...
    6. #4FACT: The Audi R18 TDI Will Travel a Greater Distance During the 24 Hours of Le Mans than an F1 Car Will Travel over Entire Formula 1 Season



      #4FACT
      The Audi R18 TDI Will Travel a Greater Distance During the 24 Hours of Le Mans than an F1 Car Will Travel over Entire Formula 1 Season

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      Statement by Allan McNish relayed to us during an interview at the 2011 12 ...
    7. Videos: Audi A4 DTM Hoonage, Natasha Bedingfield + More at Series Presentation in Wiesbaden



      This past weekend the 2011 DTM series was officially kicked off with the traditional demonstration and celebration in downtown Wiesbaden. Each year the series closes off the streets of its home town and invites tens of thousands of fans to take part.

      The event includes a little bit of everything, from a concert (Natasha Beddingfield played this year) to demonstration ...
    8. LMS / ILMC: Audi R18 Graces First Race Poster with 1000 KM of Spa-Francorchamps



      The Le Mans Series has released its promotional poster for the 1000 KM of Spa, a race that's both part of that European endurance series and also the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). The race, planned for May 7, will be the first outing for Audi's evil-looking new R18 racer.

      Still in its testing black with exposed carbon fiber (and also the preferred look by some on the Audi team), we've confirmed a livery for ...
    9. Photos Added of Audi Sport DTM Squad Testing at Lausitzring



      We've added a collection of photos to our gallery of the Audi Sport DTM squad testing at the Lausitzring. These are among some of the first shots we've seen of the 2011-spec cars out on track. Check them all out after the jump.

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    10. 2011 Audi A4 DTM Liveries In Full Color



      Several days ago Audi Sport released information and a limited collection of photos detailing the race liveries (i.e. paint schemes) of their factory-backed cars for the 2011 season. At the time this included just three of the team but now we've got diagrams and photos of each added to our galleries. We're including the diagrams below because they're cool but still photos ...
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