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Sunday morning Kiesa was comenting Formula One for a Danish TV channel a few hours later he was in an airplane, of to southern France, to test the the Audi R10, at the Paul Ricard test track, at Le Castellet, near Marseille.

We caught Kiesa for a brief comment from Copenhagen Aitport in Kastrup.

"I can confirm that Colin Kolles has asked me to join the test team at Paul Ricard, and that I am going to test the Audi R10 in a 24 hour endurance simulation" said Kiesa.

The Audi R10 TDI, or simply R10 as it is often called, was designed and developped for sports car racing in the Le Mans Prototype series LMP1. The car was presented for the first time in December 2005, and went on to win both the Sebring 12h and the Le Mans 24h races of 2006 - quite a debut.

"It is going to be a challenge for me, since I have never driven the Audi R10 diesel competitor, and on top of that, it is my first visit to the Paul Ricard track". said Kiesa.

The Paul Ricard track - commonly known as Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track (Paul Ricard HTTT) - used to be a Formula One track, but lost the event to Magny Cours in 1991. The track was sold to Excelis - a company owned by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone - in 1999, and since then it has been rebuilt to be a very advanced test track. The track has several layouts and has the advantage of an airstrip near by, for private jets.

Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI
Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI


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