Truth in 24 II – 80 minuter Le Mans-dokumentär från Audi


2008 gjorde Audi en dokumentärfilm om förberedelserna till det årets tävling på Le Mans; Truth in 24. Så här beskrivs filmen på wikipedia;

Truth in 24 is a 2008 documentary film directed by Keith Cossrow and Bennett Visltear detailing Audi’s preparation for the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team is followed through several races prior to Le Mans, including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 1000km of Monza. Neither race results in victory for Audi (although they did win class at Sebring) heading into Le Mans. The focus shifts to Le Mans itself, documenting the buildup to the race and the ultimate result of the race.

Numerous Audi officials and drivers are interviewed through the film, including the eventual winning team of Allan McNish, Dindo Capello, and Tom Kristensen.

Efter framgångarna på Le Mans 2011 släppte Audi en uppföljare, logiskt nog kallad Truth in 24 II. Hemsidan för filmen finns här. Så här beskriver Audi filmen;

The Le Mans 24 Hours are a legend. They are mentioned in the same breath as the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. Since 1923, hundreds of thousands of motorsport enthusiasts have been flocking to La Sarthe year by year to experience the one-day race. To watch the protagonists in their sports cars battle for each place and each meter of tarmac with bated breath. The drivers cover 4,800 kilometers in 24 hours – almost as many as the Formula One racers in a whole year. Every Le Mans winner has gone down in history. The three Audi drivers André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler did so in a special way with the triumph they achieved in 2011.

The film “Truth in 24 II” documents the tenth and arguably most emotional triumph of the brand with the four rings at this sports car classic. After two Audi R18 TDI cars have retired following spectacular accidents, the remaining Audi fights a dramatic battle for overall victory with the three Peugeot 908 cars – which the Audi trio ultimately decides in its favor with a narrow margin of 13 seconds. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running of the Le Mans 24 Hours – with intimate insights into the team of Audi Sport and breath-taking pictures.

Filmen finns att ladda ner i iTunes, men så har också Audi USA varit så hyggliga och lagt ut en finfin kopia i HD på YouTube. Så här ser den ut;

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