Sunday 29 May 2011

24 Hour Le Mans: Dindo Capello : « Le Mans, it's a legend »

Dindo Capello : « Le Mans, it's a legend »

On 11th and 12th June, the Italian driver will race the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the thirteenth time. Throughout his twelve entries, the 3 time winner at Le Mans has been remarkably consistent.

Fourth in only his second Le Mans in 1999, he has never known anything other than the podium since 2000, and only two retirements. His first victory in 2003 left him with a very special memory.

Dindo Capello: "Winning for the first time at Le Mans driving a Bentley really helped me understand the story of 24 hours. This success evoked the early years of this legend to all the fans and the team members. It was really great to feel in tune with this epic story, and it made ​​us even more proud that Bentley launched the new Continental GT at that time. For me, Le Mans, it really has to do with the legend. In all motorsport movies I saw in my youth, there was always talk of Le Mans at one time or another. But I never had the opportunity to go before racing my first 24 hours in 1998, in the McLaren F1 GTR. "

Dindo Capello : « Le Mans, it's a legend »
Dindo Capello won again in La Sarthe in 2004 and 2008, this time for Audi. For the 2011 race, it will be for the conquest of a fourth success at the wheel of the R18 with Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish: Thirteen wins in the 24 hours between the three of them!

Jean-Philippe Doret
Photo : Dominique BREUGNOT - ACO/Nikon

Photo: CIRCUIT SPA-Francorchamps (Belgium), 1000 KM OF SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, May 7, 2011. With Kristensen and McNish, Dindo Capello gets the best result for the Audi R18 for its first race (3rd).

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