Audi arrives at Le Mans on the back of three defeats in the Le Mans Series at the hands of Peugeot. That makes the German manufacturer second favourite for another victory in the 24 Hours. The gap between the R10 and the Peugeot 908, even on the fast circuits such as Monza, suggests it will be outpaced around the Circuit de la Sarthe.
The Audi's ability to race near to its qualifying pace and the renowned serviceability of its cars, combined with superior fuel consumption, are its only hopes. Expect the sportscar superteam of McNish, Kristensen and Capello to lead the chase of the 908s.
We say: Second favourite, but still right in the fight