Audi R8C #10 Drivers: James Weaver, Andy Wallace, Perry McCarthy DNF
When Audi decided to compete in Le Mans in 1999, it increased its chances of winning and entered two design solutions, one German and one British. Peter Elleray, from Racing Technology Norfolk, created the Audi R8C. Elleray, who graduated from Durham University, had his engineering experience as an aerodynamicist with British Aerospace. He entered the world of motorsports by working in the development offices of Tyrrell, Arrows and Lola. Unfortunately there was not enough time to test the two R8C coupés and both retired with gearbox problems. Despite all of this, Elleray was put in charge of the design and development of the Speed 8 project at Bentley the following year, which would go on to win Le Mans in 2003.