Tag Archive: Benoit Treluyer

Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi claims its 13th victory after a nail-biting race! (updated)

The 82nd edition kept all its promises 

2014-06-15-1791For Audi and the trio Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, victory didn’t come into view until late Sunday morning, against Toyota and Porsche.

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Nov 16

Sebring International Raceway Test: Day 1 report

Testing continues Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logoThe TUDOR United SportsCar Championship took to the track with its first open test on Saturday, with 19 teams taking to Sebring International Raceway for an all-day test session. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Audi sweeps at Sebring with Hybrid Power

Corvette wins for first time in 12 Hours since 2009

12 Hours of Sebring logoAudi Sport extended its remarkable run at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. Marcel Fassler, Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis won the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida in their No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro – the first hybrid car to win at Sebring and in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Fassler fastest for Audi in Second Sebring practice

Bruni winds it up late to go fastest in GT for Risi

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón logo12 Hours of Sebring logoMarcel Fassler kept Audi Sport on top in the early going at Sebring International Raceway with the fastest time in the day’s second practice session for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Fassler, two-time and defending winner at the Le Mans 24 Hours for Audi, set a best time of 1:45.806 (127.252 mph) in the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro he co-drives with Benoit Treluyer and Oliver Jarvis. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Mar 12

McNish, Audi start strong in Sebring testing

 Level 5 out front in P2, Ferraris strong in GT

Audi 2012-03-12ALMSAudi Sport Team Joest’s Allan McNish set the best time of Monday’s opening test for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The three-time winner of America’s greatest sports car race set a time of 1:47.187 (125.612 mph) in the Audi R18 he will share with Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

Under pressure all weekend

In Super GT round 4  in Sugo Japan 
 
Benoît Tréluyer 2011-07-31Super GTLast weekend’s fourth Super GT round of 2011 at Sugo, in the Miyagi district which was badly affected by Japan’s recent earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster, was understandably of particular significance to the championship and Benoît Tréluyer whose race was marred by tyre issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Audi wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011! (updated)

 79′th edition

24 Heures du MansAudi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI driven by Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer fought its way to a magnificent win of the 79′th runing of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Le Mans 24 Hours: Benoît Tréluyer’s four golden rules to win Le Mans!

+ OAK Racing targeting fourth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours podium
+ Michael Waltrip and Robert Kauffman information (AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia)
+ Lola at Le Mans 2011: 7 days to go! (Nicolas Prost Q&A)

To have any chance of winning the biggest motor race in the world you obviously need a fast and reliable car, but it’s not the only factor. Benoît reveals the four simple rules that can help tip the balance! Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Super GT 500 – Motegi – Round 7

2011 is in sight!

Whilst the Motul-Autech team’s #23 Nissan GT-R was still in the hunt for the title entering the final round of the Super GT championship, Benoît Tréluyer knew that the task was going to be a difficult one. After all, only a victory would do. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

“A formidable team.”

At Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta last weekend

Petit Le Mans, the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, did not provide the result that either Benoît Tréluyer or the Audi team were hoping for. However, this did not prevent the Frenchman from providing a positive debrief of his second experience at the wheel of the Audi R15 TDI, and his first on North American soil. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Davidson leads Peugeot pole sweep for Petit Le Mans (+result & photos)

Second straight year with 908s on Atlanta front row

Peugeot swept the front row for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday with Anthony Davidson taking pole position with a lap of 1:07.187 at Road Atlanta. The British pilot put his Peugeot 908 HDi ahead of Pedro Lamy in the sister car by 0.222 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

“A happy reunion with the Audi team” – Benoit Treluyer

Petit Le Mans atRoad-Atlanta – Round 2 of the ILMC

Petit Le Mans, held at the Road Atlanta circuit, represents the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), and is set to play host to this year’s fourth confrontation between the factory Audi and Peugeot teams. Whilst the French manufacturer won at Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone it was the German marque who clinched victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, and they now have their sights set on the ILMC title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Super GT 500 (Sugo – Round 5)

“We had the race won!”

There was massive disappointment for the crew of the Motul-Autech Nissan GT-R at the weekend as the team was heading to victory at Sugo until the car’s kill-switch suddenly engaged. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Le Mans 2010 preview

24 questions for 24 hours to Benoit Treluyer

After signing for Audi Sport during the winter, Benoît Treluyer is on the brink of his best-ever experience at La Sarthe. Before taking the wheel of the Audi R15 TDI prototype in an attempt to add a win at the world’s biggest motor race to his CV, he talks about ‘his’ 24 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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