Sunday, June 18, 2006

Le Mans – Another First for Audi, Another First for Corvette and a First for Panoz

At the end the Audi R10 Diesel TDI V-10 won the Le Mans 24 hour race handily, followed by a Pescarolo Sport team car and another Audi R10. The GT1 class was exciting as Corvette took the lead early in the (French) afternoon and never relinquished it. The story in GT2 was very exciting for the Panoz customer team that caught and passed the Porsche GT3 RSR in the last hour while the Porsche had gearbox trouble and the car went on to be the first Panoz to win its class at Le Mans in the ten years that Dr. Panoz has been bringing his cars to France for the endurance race. My prediction for next year is: better communications or cell phones for all of the drivers. The 2nd place Porsche GT3 driver had to wait until the team mechanics could reach him on the course to tell him how to repair the Porsche, saving enough time could’ve won the race for the Porsche.


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