Articles tagged Peter Elleray

Page 86 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, June 2014

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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Bentley EXP Speed 8

Taking Bentley back to the Le Mans victory rostrum was a more complex task than the cynics suggested. As its designer explains, despite its Audi roots it was much more than a converted R8 For British motorsport fans, 2003 rekindled memories of 15 years earlier. Then it was Jaguar repeating past glories by winning Le Mans for the first time in decades; now it was Bentley’s turn. But there were...

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An Audi with a roof? Put a lid on it...

Bentley conquered Le Mans all over again in 2003 with this stunning Speed 8. Just don’t suggest it’s a German car in disguise… Unalloyed triumphs are rare events. With almost every victory comes a tinge of regret, a sense not just of a job well done, but ways in which it could have been done even better. Bentley’s successful three-year campaign to win the Le Mans 24 Hours at the start of this...

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