Audi have been due some serious opposition for some time now at Le Mans. While the German team have stamped their authority on the 24-hour race throughout this decade, it seemed there were no manufacturers brave enough to take Audi on.
But all that is about to change. Peugeot will go head to head with Audi this weekend, and the iconic R10 could be about to face its toughest challenge yet in the French classic, with the diesel-powered 908.
When Peugeot announced their return to Le Mans, in a bid to repeat their success of the early 1990s, Audi's ageing R8 was still the class of the field. But a new LMP1 monster was on the way from Ingolstadt, and anyone that was going to take Audi on was going to have to take it very seriously.