Item no.: SICA33A
In the year 2000 Audi launched the R8 LMP model, a car destined to be dominant on all enduracne race tracks for several years. For its Le Mans debut, Joest Racing entered the works cars from Ingolstadt in the LMP P 900 calss. Competitors consisted mainly of works teams from Cadillac, Panoz Motorsports and Pescarolo Sport, as well as some other private LMP entries. On December 31st 2000, the 'Race of a Thousand Years', valid for the American Le Mans series, was raced on the Adelaide road circuit. Audi entered a R8 LMP decorated with a special 'crocodile' car livery as a homage to Australia. The race lasted 850 km only rather than 1000, and was won by the Audi No.77 driven by Rinaldo Capello and Allan McNish.