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    1. Audi R18 ultra Completes Monza Test + Photos & Video



      Audi Sport just finished a test at Monza and we're finding photos and video popping up online depicting the event. First up (as seen above) are photos from the Balang Project blog.

      The blog has a whole collection of shots in addition to the one above and in them you can clearly see some changes in the car's design. First and foremost is the side window design and maybe even driver position ...
    2. Toyota Pulls out of WEC Spa-Francorchamps Round Following Accident in Testing



      In a surprise move, Toyota has withdrawn from the WEC round at Spa-Francorchamps scheduled for May 5. Sources at Toyota revealed that one of the Toyota prototypes with Nicolas Lapierre at the wheel experienced an accident that required the team writing off that particular tub. As a result, the team won't be ready to go by Spa.

      For Audi this means ...
    3. Video + More Photos: Coverage of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro Launch in Munich



      In case you haven't satiated your hunger for more information about the R18 e-tron quattro, we've just uploaded a few more assets including more photos from the live event and two videos provided by Audi on our YouTube channel Fourtitube. The videos share similar content, with the first an edited and narrated shorter version. The ...
    4. #4FACT - Titanium Exhaust Manufacturer @MyAkrapovic Has Made Exhausts for Audi Le Mans Racers Since 2009!



      #4FACT
      Titanium Exhaust Manufacturer Akrapovic Has Made Exhausts for Audi Le Mans Racers Since 2009.

      Context
      When Audi pulled the covers off of its new R18 e-tron quattro Le Mans racecar last night, we noticed a new sponsorship decal on the car... that of Akrapovic, the manufacturer of lightweight titanium exhausts for exotics, motorcycles, ...
    5. Video: Watch and Listen to the New Audi R18 e-tron quattro on Track



      As part of today's launch materials, Audi has released this footage of the R18 e-tron quattro in test car black carbon livery rounding the track. If you want a better feel for the car including the look and sound of the thing, watch below.

      Also check out the press release and photos via these links.

      ...
    6. Audi Sport Driver Benoit Treluyer Joins Twitter



      Heads up for Twitter users. Audi Sport works driver Benoit Treluyer is now up and tweeting. Early this morning his teammate Andre Lotterer posted an announcement of Ben's new twitter activity and he's quickly been amassing followers ever since. Follow them both below via the links.

      Follow @BenoitTreluyer on ...
    7. Techhouse & Speed NASCAR-Free Radio Interviews Allan McNish about Monaco, Peugeot Pullout, Sebring & More



      Techhouse & Speed Radio has published audio from a phone interview with Allan McNish where many topics are covered. If you're looking for insight into Allan, his life in Monaco, running the Daytona 24 Hours, the run up to Sebring and Peugeot's pullout then look no further. Allan was candid about much of this and it makes ...
    8. Peugeot Factory Ace Anthony Davidson Lands at Toyota as Opposition Builds for Audi Sport



      The Lion may have left the party but don't count 2012 as walk-away year for Audi. Fans of the newly-formed World Endurance Challenge lamented Peugeot's sudden departure and many hope competition from Toyota will make for an exciting race... or legendary rivalry even. Well, those fans will be pleased to see that these hopes are quickly becoming ...
    9. After the Party In Pictures: Abandoned Peugeot Paddock Garage Posted by Sebring Raceway



      To say Peugeot's exit from Le Mans and the WEC was abrupt is an understatement. As mentioned in the report surrounding the Lion's departure published yesterday, the move came so out of the blue that even Peugeot Sport may not have known as the team had planned a test of the new 908 HYbrid4 later this week at Sebring. That fact is further confirmed by a Twitter photo posted this morning by Sebring Raceway. The shot (above) ...
    10. Fourtitude's Pick for Fourth Audi R18 at Le Mans: Team Needs an American



      Having just welcomed in a new year, we find ourselves in that limbo where one racing season has ended and plans for the new racing season have yet to begin. Audi has shown they're already testing the latest evolution of the R18 in Sebring, and rumors have not surprisingly begun to swirl. In short, we've heard Ingolstadt could field ...
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