Tuesday, 24 May 2016


On 2 December 2012 I showed some photographs of the Auto Union C-Type and D-Type which Audi brought to the VSCC's Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Donington Park in May 2001. Audi brought several other cars and motorcycles that day, including the two shown below.
This is the Audi R8R of 1999, a prototype which competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour race that year, the two cars finishing in third and fourth places, though the two R8C closed cockpit cars in the LMGTP class failed to finish the race.
This car is the Audi R8, a redevelopment of the previous year's car, and it finished in the first three places in the 2000 Le Mans race which it won again in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.
Here are the two cars during the demonstration run, photographed from the inside of Coppice Corner.

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