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    1. Truth in Rumors: Solid Intel on Audi R8 LMS Potential for GRAND-AM and ALMS



      As the 2012 Rolex Series season races towards its 24 Hour of Daytona opener and the new Audi R8 GRAND-AM begins its first American tests , rumors are beginning to swirl about the eventual potential of the car for other series like the ALMS. Most recently, a report earlier this week by QuattroWorld expanded upon these after a brief mention ...
    2. New TID Styling Bits Make R8 Look Like Cross Between R8 LMS and 'Red Sonja'



      We've just stumbled across some of the latest modifications for the Audi R8 by TID Styling. Most known for their carbon fiber trim and body panels, the most noticeable feature on this car must be the carbon fiber hood. Discounting the cowl texturing, the large D-shaped outlet (or outlet appearance portion of the design) reminds us quite a bit of the carbon hood specced on the GT3 class R8 LMS by Audi Sport.

      Below ...
    3. Oh Snap. Allan McNish Catches Peugeot Sport Videotaping Audi R18 Pit Stop Practice in Video Blog



      Audi Sport driver Allan McNish has continued his video blog effort this year and he's just filed his latest entry from this weekend's 1000KM of Spa. In the piece, Allan talks a bit about Spa, his spin on the first lap and... what's that?... he catches Peugeot in the act of videotaping Audi Sport practicing pit stops!

      Watch it below and also check out ...
    4. 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 ...
    5. 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 ...
    6. 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 ...
    7. Nissan Joins ILMC and LMS. P2 Means No Direct Audi Competition but New Factory Good for Sport



      John Hindhaugh and the chaps at Radio Le Mans mentioned Nissan more times than one can count last year during their coverage of the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the time Nissan was a sponsor, but it seemed certain they knew something was afoot. Could it have been a Z or GTR in GT2? Apparently not. This morning Nissan announced it'd join the ILMC and LMS for the 2010 season... at least as engine supplier... with Signature Racing ...
    8. Video: Audi R8 LMS Also Wrecked at Race of Champions This Weekend



      During the Race of Champions Sunday Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen was reportedly knocked unconscious when the Audi R8 LMS he was driving slammed into a barrier. In the video (below) Heikki is shown getting out of the car and he appears to be alright. He Tweeted this message shortly thereafter.

      "Hardcore shunt with throttle jammed and rear suspension damaged, ...