Le Mans 24 Hours winner Allan McNish has vowed to take the fight to Peugeot in Britain’s round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone on September 14. Audi was outgunned by arch-rival Peugeot in the first four rounds of the LMS, but McNish believes the R10 TDI will give him a shot at a home victory.
The developments that allowed McNish and his team-mates Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen to overcome the faster Peugeots at Le Mans will count in Audi’s favour at Silverstone. “The characteristics of the circuit are more in line with our car than some of the other tracks we’ve been to,” said McNish, who will drive with regular LMS partner Capello. “We’ve definitely closed the gap we saw at races early in the year.
“I’m not going to Silverstone for anything other than a victory; I’d be disappointed if we didn’t finish the year with at least one LMS win,” he added. “We expect to be right in the battle.”
Another Brit hoping for home success is reigning American Le Mans Series GT1 champion Oliver Gavin, who drives a Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R.