Perfect 10 as Audi clinches victory at a thrilling Le Mans 24 Hours

David Hobbs

Audi survived two huge crashes and a thrilling battle with rivals Peugeot to claim their 10th victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In a compelling final hour, only a handful of seconds separated the winning Audi of Andre Lotterer and second-placed Simon Pagenaud in the Team Peugeot Total car at the chequered flag, marking one of the closest finishes in Le Mans history.

Lotterer shared the victory with fellow Audi Sport Team Joest co-drivers Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer in the #2 Audi R18 TDI, the only one of three works Audis left running after two huge accidents earlier in the race.