In 2000, Audi launched the R8 LMP model, a car destined to be dominant on all endurance race tracks for several years. For its Le Mans debut, Joest Racing entered the works cars from Inglostadt in the LMP P 900 class.
Competitors consisted mainly of works teams from Cadillac, Panoz Motorsports and Pescarolo Sport, as well as some other private LMP entries.
In 2001, Audi delivered the previous years works R8s to private teams. One such team was Johansson Motorsport, a partnership between Stefan Johansson – formerely an Audi and Ferrari works driver – and Team Arena Motorsport.
This model in classic ‘Gulf’ livery was driven by Drivers: S.Johansson / T. Coronel / P.Lemarié
Anglewinder / Flat-6 20.5K / 11:28 gearing