Knowledge Identifier: $Audi_R8_(race_car)
Category: Business (14)
Launched in 1997.
Countries: Germany (48%), Japan (14%), Italy (10%)
Linked to: Audi, Bentley, Volkswagen Group, BMW
Audi Sport's program saw tragedy in 2001 when on April 25, popular ex-F1 driver Michele Alboreto died in an accident after suffering a high-speed tyre failure during an R8 test session at the Lausitzring in eastern Germany
Since then, the Audi R8 has won numerous championships and races, including further wins for 'privateer' teams at Le Mans in 2004 and 2005