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Beaten by Peugeot Endurance, Audi takes his revenge by DTM

The Audi manufacturer was committed on two fronts, in North America and Europe last weekend. On the Road Atlanta circuit was held the fourteenth edition of the "Petit Le Mans" race to 1,000,000, marking the end of the season of the American Le Mans Series, which was attended not less than 53 crews in the short and very hilly trace of Georgia.

Inevitably, the incidents were not lacking. Favorite, Team Audi Sport hoped well win a second time this season after his victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Fast and well CONTROLLED, the Audi R18 TDI, however both have renounced a result of collisions.

Frank Montagny and his teammates Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz has offered the only 908 on arrival to represent the official team (the other 908 that Bourdais had abandoned following a broken gearbox of the First hours) victory before another Peugeot (Team Oreca) and Aston Martin Team Gulf. In the category of GT cars, the fight was superb and the victory was played in the last meters to the benefit of the 458 Ferrari of Giancarlo Fisichella. Team Rahal Lettermann and BMW M3 won the drivers and manufacturers title.

Audi took revenge in the DTM. On the road circuit in Valencia (Spain), the A4 DTM harvest the top six final places before the first Mercedes, that of Bruno Spengler who thus sees him escape the title in favor of Audi driver Martin Tomczyk. The Swede Mattias Ekstrom won this race.

In NASCAR Sprint Cup played as famous "Mount Mile" of Dover (Delaware). Kurt Busch (Dodge) won the race in front of Jimmie Johnson (Chevrolet) and Carl Edwards (Ford). Edwards was also gaining Nationwide series watch on the same oval.

In the series of trucks (NASCAR Camping World Trucks), the veteran Ron Hornaday (Chevrolet) who carries on the oval Sparta, Kentucky. A trace or the IndyCar series also had a race. The American Ed Carpenter wins in the general surprise, beating Dario Franchitti just nine thousandths of a second! However, it takes the first place in the championship was Will Power, only nineteenth on arrival after a contact Bresilienne Ana Beatriz.

The driver quebecois Alex Tagliani was not involved, replaces in the stables Sam Schmidt Motorsports by the laureate of the last Indy 500, Dan Wheldon English. Qualifies penultimate, he ended the fourteenth. Tagliani will be back behind the wheel in two weeks for the big season finale in Las Vegas.

Finally WRC, Rally France, present in the native region Sebastien Loeb has not smiled at the multiple champion. Engine case, he had his Citroen DS3 WRC store on the bottom shelf of the third sector stopwatch. This benefits a rival and teammate Sebastien Ogier, who won the event and returns three points Loeb head of the championship. Fourth of this rally behind Ogier (Citroen DS3 WRC), Dani Sordo (Mini Cooper) and Petter Solberg (Citroen DS3 WRC), the first Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen also benefits the abandonment of Loeb to find tied with Ogier , two rounds of the end of the season.

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