Articles tagged Dindo Capello

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MotoGP Dani Pedrosa fractured his hand after crashing in the first pre-season test at Sepang but will return for Jerez. A1GP Christian Vietoris became the youngest-ever winner at Taupo, aged 18 years, nine months and 19 days. * Loic Duval scored Team France’s first win in 37 races, at Eastern Creek. Le Mans Toyota has denied plans to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 with a petrol-electric...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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The apprentice

He’s not yet a fully fledged endurance aristocrat, but Oliver Jarvis – Audi Sport’s foremost British racer in the post-Allan McNish era – is forging a solid reputationWriter: Simon Arron It’s a tale almost as old as the wheel. Promising young kart racer switches to cars, surfs his way through a few junior categories, collecting victories and titles en route, but then comes up against a sizeable...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

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The quiet evolution

Audi’s new R15 turbodiesel has already taken up the R10’s winning ways, but is it enough to beat Peugeot at Le Mans? By Gordon Kirby Audi’s debut win at Sebring in March with its all-new R15 Le Mans contender showed the company’s mastery of sports car racing. Despite minimal pre-race testing, Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello scored a great victory aboard one of the two new R15s...

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Peugeot takes Le Mans prize as Audi falters

Third time lucky for Peugeot, then. For the French team this was ‘La Belle Victoire’ at its third attempt with a diesel. Its cars were faster than the Audis last year but somehow they conspired to lose the Le Mans 24 Hours. This June, as well as the superior speed of the 908 HDI over the new Audi R15, Peugeot had that element of luck you need to win at La Sarthe. The weather was consistently warm...

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McNish on Capello

In racing your team-mate is usually your rival, but in sports cars you need to get along. Rarely has this worked better than in the case of Audi’s Le Mans winners – different men with a common goal By Rob Widdows It is not glamorous, this partnership, but it is effective. And this is just the way they like it, the loquacious Scot and the quiet Italian. It’s a good match, in and out of the car....

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It's the quiet ones you have to watch...

The big battle in sports car racing this year is between two teams with the quietest cars on the grid. Audi and Peugeot are competing to see who has the best turbo-diesel – and the main prize is, of course, Le Mans By Rob Widdows Might this really be the best sports car battle in years? Four races into the season, and with the Le Mans 24 Hours ahead of us, we can categorically answer that...

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Two sides of sports cars

Sports car racing’s big challenge has always been to achieve a level playing field for both factory and independent teams, a rare balance no sanctioning body has ever been able to strike for anything more than a few years. In America, IMSA ruled sports car racing for almost 20 years until it imploded amid domination by Toyota. Run by former SCCA man John Bishop, IMSA operated quite effectively...



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