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Kristensen eager to fight Porsche at Le Mans in 2014

Tom Kristensen Audi Le Mans star Tom Kristensen is looking forward to the battle with Porsche at Le Mans next year.

The eight-time Le Mans victor will share an Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Allan McNish and Loic Duval at the 24 Hours later this month, but is already relishing the fight with the sister Volkswagen Group company in 2014.

First images of Porsche's new LMP1 racer

After the as-yet unnamed new Porsche ran for the first time, Kristensen told AUTOSPORT: "Porsche coming back is wonderful. Le Mans has to be as strong as possible and [VW Group chairman] Ferdinand Piech loves family fights!

"We know [Porsche LMP1 drivers] Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas from when they were at Audi and now we have seen a little more.

"Porsche are the most successful marque at Le Mans. That's what they are coming back to defend and hopefully we will see them in the world championship too.

"We look forward to that."

Look out for Kristensen's pre-Le Mans column in the June 20 issue of AUTOSPORT magazine.

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