It's been a long time coming but finally Audi are going to be challenged in a head-to-head, season-long battle for supremacy in sportscar racing's premier category. And the fight starts with round one at Barcelona this weekend.
Peugeot had a decent stab at them at Le Mans last year, but that was very much the beginning for the French manufacturer and they've come a long way since then.
It looks like the 908 is now a quicker car than its R10 rival, although it is still vulnerable to mechanical gremlins and the battle could well come down to reliability. But then, the Audi hasn't exactly lived up to its bulletproof reputation of late either.