Watch a Le Mans-Winning Audi R8 Tackle Daytona

The R8 never raced at Daytona in period. Thankfully, the annual Classic race at the track can rectify that.

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Here's a fun one for you: Sports car legend Andy Wallace tackling the Daytona road course in a Le Mans-winning Audi R8 LMP1 car. It comes to us via Goodwood Road & Racing's YouTube channel, and it appears to have been taken at last year's Classic 24 Hour race at the famous Florida track.

According to the excellent database at , the R8 never actually raced at Daytona in period because it was part of the Rolex Grand-Am series, not the American Le Mans Series. The R8 did compete in Florida's other famous endurance race, the 12 Hours of Sebring winning every year from 2000 to 2005.

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This R8 appears to be sporting the famous ADT livery like the 2005 Le Mans winner, but it's unclear if this is that car.

Wallace—himself a Le Mans winner with Jaguar—drove R8s in period, and also took home a couple of podium finishes at the French 24-hour race in its sister car, the Bentley EXP Speed 8. So, this is a good pairing.

Goodwood put this on its channel as will be held next week. Surely, there will be an R8 or two in attendance.

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