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Audi's next Le Mans stars?

Oliver Jarvis and Marco Bonanomi may be new to the Audi factory team, but they are up for a fight with their rivals – whether outside of Audi or within. Gary Watkins spoke to them before their big chance at Le Mans

Young guns. It's a handy, even snappy, phrase to plonk in front of the names Oliver Jarvis and Marco Bonanomi, two drivers racing with the Audi factory team at the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time this weekend. It's not an entirely accurate description given that they are both beyond their mid-20s and sharing a car with a driver, in Mike Rockenfeller, who is less than 18 months older but already a winner of the French enduro.

Yet Jarvis and Bonanomi are, most definitely, part of a new guard within the German manufacturer's sportscar squad. They have been plucked from elsewhere in Audi's motorsport empire and both know they have the chance to become the next Allan McNish or Rinaldo Capello some time down the line.

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