2006 Le Mans 24 Hours

24 heures du Mans

Saturday, June 17, 2006
Laps:
380
Fastest Lap:
Kristensen, 3m31.211
Country:
France
Circuit:
2006 season:
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Pirro, Biela and Werner take the chequered flag first

Audi took a historic first diesel win in the Le Mans 24 Hours, on the R10 TDI’s debut in the Sarthe classic.

Victory went to the car driven by Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner, while its sister car, driven by six-time winner Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello was third, three laps behind, after the car ran into a series of problems, including losing around 25 minutes when fuel injectors had to be changed in the fourth hour.

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