Not a lot went wrong for Allan McNish in 2006. The 37-year-old was part of the first ever international victory for a diesel prototype car when the Audi R10 made it's debut at Sebring, and later in the year he wrapped up his second American Le Mans Series crown with Dindo Capello.
This weekend McNish and Capello begin the defence of their ALMS title, but it is clear there is something else that is almost pushing a third title to the back of the Scot's mind for 2007 and it's the biggest prize of them all for a sportscar driver, the Le Mans 24 Hour race itself.
"There are two very clear priorities for this year, and one of those is Le Mans," says McNish, who is yet to win the race for Audi. He has tasted success in the race before, but his 1998 victory for Porsche seems a long time ago. "Le Mans is the jewel in the crown, there is no question," he adds. "That's from Audi's perspective but also personally."