The 2010 edition of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours endurance test and its Audi all the way for the top three spots have been secured by the Ingolstadt based luxury carmaker. They defeated their closest rival and won the spots from Peugot which also marked their 9th wins for the German car maker.
The team for Audi comprised of Mike Rockenfeller, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas. They beat the team of Benoit Treluyer, Marcel Fassler and Andre Lotterer by a lap. The set of Audi favourites, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello finished third overall. The Sunday before had witnessed the retirement of the 3 ORECA Peugeot crews. None of the diesel-powered Peugot 908’s completed the race. 55 contestants in total had participated in the race out of which less than 50% could complete the race. ORECA suffered a setback with its number one and two crews retiring. Their third team also suffered a severe setback and recorded a DNF when Loic Duval’s car met with a massive oil fire accident with just 70 minutes remaining of the race.