Audi’s Sweep of the Podium in 2010. Dr. Ullrich Speaks
Audi Motorsport Boss, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich believes that the teams 9th Le Mans win was the toughest so far. He told Autosport:
” Peugeot looked like they had beaten Audi for the second straight year, but the 908’s all suffered failures”
Audi’s revised R15 TDI Plus came through to take a one-two-three led by the No 9 car of Timo Bernhard, Mike Rockenfeller and Romain Dumas.
“At the beginning it was a little unlucky for us but at the end it all worked fine” said Ullrich.
“It’s a great reward for all the work that everyone has done. I think this has to be the hardest Le Mans we’ve ever done”
Dr. Ullrich was congratulated by his counterpart at Peugeot their Director of Motorsport Olivier Quesnel, straight after the race and he paid tribute to Audi’s arch rival and remarked on the camararderie between the two teams.
“I think that they know that we have done a great job” said Ullrich.
“In sport when someone wins then someone else loses, but when the loser comes and congratulates the winner it is all very sporting. That is what we did last year and that’s what Peugeot has done this year. It has been a fantastic battle, we’ve invited the Peugeot guys to a party tonight and we hope that they will all come”
Source: Le Mans