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Johnny Herbert drives an Audi R8 at Le Man

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Britain’s Johnny Herbert has been recruited by Audi to drive one of its factory-entered cars in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Herbert (37) won the Le Mans race in 1991 and teams-up with Rinaldo Capello and fellow Italian Christian Pescatori at Le Mans on 15-16 June with the similar Infineon Audi R8 of former British Touring Car Champion Frank Biela (D), Tom Kristensen (Den) and Emanuele Pirro (I) - the 2000 and 2001 Le Mans race winners for Audi.

Herbert said: "I’m delighted Audi has given me another realistic opportunity to win what is arguably the world’s toughest and most famous motor race. The Infineon Audi R8 finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 2000 and its two-car entry netted a 1-2 last year so the Audi is without doubt the car to be driving in such a gruelling marathon."

The popular British driver will make his début for the two-car factory Audi squad in the Sebring 12-Hours on 16th March, the opening round of this year’s ALMS championship in America.

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Good news that a Brit driver has got a works drive with Audi. This will leave a spare seat for the begging with Champion who are a semi-works team who also race Audi's. Could this mean that Mark Blundell is leaving MG to race for Champion.

No driver nominations or entrant as yet confirmed for MG.
Would be nice if we had some info on the MG Le Mans effort. Also, hope that Blundell stays, remember he was the fastest in the rain last year of all the entrants. :D

Is no news - good news? :) I think not, as last year press releases abounded prior to Le Mans. :(
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