Audi wrote a further important chapter in motorsport history in 2006 with the first victory of a diesel powered vehicle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The success of the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI, which went unbeaten in eight races during its debut season and has won the 2007 24 hours of Le Mans, scooped the headlines worldwide. The R10 TDI continued an impressive winning streak: Every project tackled by Audi Sport to date has been crowned with wins or championship titles.
In one of the most thrilling and dramatic 24-hour races in Le Mans history Audi-ultra-lightweight technology prevailed at the 2011 24-hours of Le Mans. This fascinating thriller, which kept 250,000 spectators at the race track and millions in front of their TV sets watching in awe Marcel Fässler (Switzerland), André Lotterer (Germany) and Benoît Tréluyer (France) in the innovative Audi R18 TDI, clinched the tenth Le Mans victory in total for the brand with the four rings.