Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Le Mans: A legend for 90 years by Audi tv

By Tarek Ramchani

Audi has won a very emotional 81st Le Mans 24 Hours. During this past weekend Audi Sport Team Joest gave the Four Ring their twelfth overall victory at La Sarthe.  The #2 R18 e-tron quattro came home first with "Mr Le Mans" Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Loïc Duval. The strong challengers from Toyota finished in second place with their #8 TS030 Hybrid.

The 2013 Le Mans will also be remembered for the tragic loss of one of the motorsport world's best GT drivers. Allan Simonsen's death took the whole world by surprise. The Danish driver lost his life after a severe crash with his factory run Aston Martin Racing Vantage (GTE-Am), just a few minutes into the race. The podium too was full of emotions, first Le Mans legend Jacky Ickx and later Tom Kristensen, who dedicated his ninth Le Mans victory to his fellow Danish driver.

Below we have included the highlights of the race from Audi tv.

Photo credit: Audi Media