2006-2008 Audi R10

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

Sebring 2006
One of the most interesting features of the R10 are the roll over hoops.  The faired in roll over hoops attempt to reduce the aerodynamic loss of having to run two hoops as per the new regulations.
Sebring 2006As on the R8, the R10 has a quick reference display mounted to the roll over hoop that shows the pit crew areas that need attention when the car comes into the pits.
Salt Lake City 2007The R10 had been running traction control since late 2006.  Says Joest's Ralf Jüttner, "The reason not to use it (TC) from the beginning has mainly been the lack of endurance testing and the question marks over the influence of traction control on durability of the drive train components."

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