Tom Kristensen comes to Le Mans this year seeking a record ninth overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. AUTOSPORT caught up with Audi's talismanic Dane to assess his views on the ultra-close match up between the German manufacturer and its great turbo-diesel rival Peugeot.
Kristensen also gave us the lowdown on the new-to-Le Mans Audi R18 TDI and his thoughts on the introduction of a World Endurance Championship for 2012.
Q. What do you make of the FIA and ACO's decision to make the ILMC a World Championship for next year?
Tom Kristensen: I think it's good. Obviously it's good news for sportscar racing, for sportscar enthusiasts and generally it's great for the sport.