For those that don’t know, the rules have been changed this year to make diesel engined cars more competitive. Audi are the first to take advantantage of this with the R10. Whilst browsing the interwebs today I was presented with this advert:
The cynics (and I include myself here) will tell you that the ACO (the organisers of the 24h du Mans) have changed the rules to not only make a diesel engined car competitive but to give it an advantage over the petrol cars. The fact that a large part of Audi’s road car sales happen to be oil burners is merely a co-incidence - [sarcasm]the advertising value of a race winning diesel clearly means nothing in their pursuit of sporting endeavour[/sarcasm] (see above advert). This further goes to prove that in order to have a chance at Le Mans these days you really need four rings on the front of your car.