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Audi R18 TDI to Make U.S. Debut at 2011 Petit Le Mans

The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Audi R18 TDI is set to make its U.S. debut at next week’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Audi will field two R18 TDIs in LMP1 as they aim for their tenth overall victory at Petit Le Mans.  Audi went undefeated from 2000 to 2005 with their successful Audi R8 and won overall in 2006, 2007 and 2008 with the Audi R10 TDI.  Despite their success, the Audi Sport team has lost to the factory Peugeot team in their 908 Hdi-FAP cars in 2009 and 2010 but are hoping to change their luck with the new R18 TDI at Road Atlanta.

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2011 Petit Le Mans Entry List Revealed

The 14th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is just 9 days away and the entry list is more impressive than ever.  The 1,000 mile/10-hour enduro is the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series and the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.  Because of the strong participation in the ILMC this year, many international teams that aren’t seen during the regular season have entered this year’s event.   As it stands now,  58 cars will fight for 53 starting grid positions.

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