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Le Mans dedicated to Simonsen by Audi

LE MANS, France - Audi won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the fourth straight year in an endurance race overshadowed by the death of Danish driver Allan Simonsen at the start.

Simonsen was the first driver fatality at Le Mans since 1997.

Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Loic Duval steered Audi No. 2 to victory, one lap ahead of Toyota No. 8 driven by Anthony Davidson, Sebastien Buemi and Stephane Sarrazin.

Just after taking the checkered flag, a tearful Kristensen dedicated his victory to Simonsen.

“This one is for Allan Simonsen,” Kristensen said. “A fantastic driver. This is for him.” AP
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