[s-cars] RE: Audi-less Le Mans??

Frederic L'Huillier flhuillier at siebel.com
Tue Nov 26 07:47:10 EST 2002

The other very likely possibility is that Porsche is officially racing
the Carrera GT in 2003. Since Audi and Porsche have never officially
competed again each other (family rule for better Xmas diner !!!!!),
Audi will compete via Bentley, the famous english paint maker for Audi
Sport Cars.


-----Original Message-----
From: William Noland [mailto:wenoland at pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 7:05 AM
To: s-car-list at audifans.com
Cc: Frederic L'Huillier
Subject: Audi-less Le Mans??

Frederic --

Think this is a case of "After a three-peat, what do we have to prove?"
 I imagine that VAG will through enough resources into the Bentley camp
to bring them home first. Who knows? Following year may be Bugatti's
turn, then Lambo's. I'd personally like to see Audi hang around until
another major manufacturer gets involved in Le Mans again. As dominating

as the R8 has been, I don't think Audi has gotten their due, because the

competition has not been all that great. About the time Cadiyak starts
to show some promise, they fold. I'm afraid that the LMP class will
pretty much wither away and we'll see GTS class overall winners, if
Porsche, Merc, BMW, Peugeot, Toyota, Mazda, or whoever doesn't get
interested soon. Maybe it's Hyundai's turn?  :-)

Bill Noland

>From a very reliable source, I understood the Audi R8 will not race in
>2003 at Le Mans. At least not officially, I don't know about private
>teams. On the other hand, Bentley will officially take part of the

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