Audi victorious at Silverstone and win the Tourist Trophy
A nail biting end to the 6 Hours of Silverstone saw...
Sun 14.04.13, 7:07PM
The nr2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Allan McNish sweep past the nr1 Audi of world champion Benoit Treluyer with just five minutes of the race remaining to win the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship and also add the names of Audi, McNish, Duval and Kristensen to the 108 year Tourist Trophy roll of honour.
The LMP2 victory went to Silverstone based team Delta-ADR as Antonio Pizzonia took the chequered flag with nearly a one lap advantage over the nr24 OAK Racing Morgan Nissan.
Aston Martin Racing celebrated its centenary in style after a dominant display in both the LMGTE Pro and Am classes. Darren Turner, Stefan Mücke and Bruno Senna ran a flawless race to win the Pro class in their No.97 Vantage V8, having led the race from start to finish.
In LMGTE the Danish trio of Alan Simonsen, Christian Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen were equally convincing in LMGTE Am, finishing a full three laps ahead of the No.50 Larbre Corvette of Patrick Bornhauser, Julien Canal and Fernando Rees.