The Audi R10 TDI will be the car to beat this weekend for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Two R10s (driven by Marco Werner and defending champion Dindo Capello) will both start in the front row, thanks to some amazing driving during the qualifying rounds by Werner that beat the track record by nearly a second (to 1m 44.974s). Capello qualified for second with 1m 45.326s.
Audi pulled the wraps off its revamped diesel-powered sports car this week. The new R10 TDI will make its first race appearance at the Sebring 12-hour race in Florida next week in preparation for the Le Mans 24-hour race later in the season. This year the diesel-powered cars must run with a smaller fuel cell, 81 liters down from 90, to help level the playing field. But Audi and injection specialist Bosch worked over the engine to give it a more useable power curve. Some other changes include lig