June 20th, 2013
Loic Duval hung on to pole position for the 81st running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, as Audi scored its first lockout of the top three grid spots since 2002 at the circuit. Frenchman Duval moved to the top of the timesheets early on during Wednesday night’s first session, setting a 3m22.349s in the #2 R18 e-tron quattro he shares with Briton Allan McNish and Dane Tom Kristensen. A combination of bad weather and several red flag interruptions had effectively frozen the timesheets after the opening hour of Wednesday’s first session, making late improvements seem unlikely.
August 26th, 2012
Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler delivered Audi the 2012 Silverstone 6 Hours crown after a race-long fight with the sister R18 and Toyota’s lone TS030 Hybrid. Victory also earned Audi the constructors’ title in the inaugural year of the FIA World Endurance Championship