It's great to be back racing in Europe with Audi in the Le Mans Series and I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with you here on autosport.com through the year.
In my column, I hope to share our highs and lows, give you an insight as to what it is like to race for a factory team in sportscars, and hopefully, give you an insider's view into our Le Mans 24 Hours campaign. Warts and all!
Racing against Peugeot in the Le Mans Series is what we having been waiting for - and the sport has needed in Europe - for a very long time.
When Audi began sportscar racing in 1999, the category was enjoying a halcyon period with several manufacturers providing a very competitive group of cars on both sides of the Atlantic. Then within 24 months, most of the manufacturers left to do other things and sportscars fell into a lull, at least in the top prototype category.