Audi R10 driver Emanuele Pirro stepping down after 15 years : Мотоциклы…

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Audi R10 driver Emanuele stepping down after 15

Pirro piloting the Audi R10 TDI at the Sportscar Challenge

After 15 of hustling factory Audi cars around tracks the over, Emanuele Pirro have his last run in the R10 TDI this at the American Le Mans Series’ race at Laguna Seca. The driver first hooked up Audi in 1994 running in the and German Touring Car Championships he won titles three years in a Later he moved over sports cars where he has the last decade driving the R8 and R10

Over that span, he and his have conquered the 24 hours of Le five times including the victory by a diesel-powered car in the 2006 Pirro’s most recent came just two weeks ago at the Le Mans where he teamed Alan McNish and Dindo to storm back from two down to defeat the Peugeot 908 Pirro is also an avid so he’ll probably be getting of his thrills in the air now.

It’s not known if Pirro is completely from competition or leaving his team, but he will to be a brand ambassador for Audi, a at which he should excel. met the man on several occasions, I can say first that he is very warm, and personable and almost always has a big on his face.

Gallery: Detroit Sports Car 08

[Source: Audi]


Final race for Emanuele in Audi R10 TDI

# Italian driver 15-year career chapter


# Le Mans victories and touring and titles for Audi

Ingolstadt/Laguna Emanuele Pirro will an Audi sports prototype for the time in his career at the American Le Series finale on 18 October at Seca. The Italian has served the since 1994 and is one of the most Audi factory drivers with three touring car two sportscar championship victories in the Le Mans Series and five in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Ullrich and the 46-year old Audi driver Emanuele Pirro had reached an agreement some ago about the end of the Italian’s active for Audi at the 2008 American Le Series season finale. among Pirro’s outstanding under the banner of the four are the Italian Touring Car Championship and 1995), the German Touring Car (1996), the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2001, 2002, 2006 and and the American Le Mans Series 2005).

On behalf of the Audi motorsport and the entire AUDI AG I would to extend our thanks to Emanuele for the excellent and extremely successful over the last 15 years, Dr Wolfgang Ullrich of Pirro who the first driver to be signed his time as Head of Audi since 1993. Throughout extraordinarily long relationship personal experiences and great of fantastic individual race and championship victories with touring and sportscar unite us today.

A wonderful chapter of my and career comes to a close, Emanuele Pirro. Even as optimist, at the very beginning I never have dreamt of 15 such fantastic and wonderfully years with Audi on a personal and professional level. I to pass on my sincerest gratitude to Sport and all the teams for who I have ROC Competition, Audi Sport Team Joest and Champion and also all my team mates this time.

In order to nurture this and successful cooperation Audi has the possibility for Emanuele Pirro to act as ambassador in the future. Audi implemented the rejuvenation of the sportscar driver squad in 2006 the signing of Lucas Luhr of the LM P1 class in the 2008 American Le Series together with Werner), Alexandre Prémat and Rockenfeller (joint winners of the Le Series 2008) and continued it year with races for Fässler and Christijan Albers.


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