Despite the fact a diesel-powered racer has never won the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, Audi's pair of 650-hp oil burners will be sitting pretty on the front row this weekend after both posted the fastest qualifying times Thursday. Dindo Capello drove one of the R10 racers to the fastest time of 3 minutes, 30.466 seconds. Meanwhile, Marco Werner drove the other R10 to a time just 0.118 seconds behind his teammate. The next fastest qualifier was a full two seconds behind the Audis.
It seems as if Audi has a lock on Le Mans before the race has even started, so assuming the durability of the diesels is not a problem during the race, we think it'd be fun if Audi fills their tanks with french fry oil on the final pit just to gloat.
[Source: Audi Motorsport]