Most private finance specialists would agree that retaining your vehicle for as much as 10 years is an efficient economical resolution. On the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans , Champion Racing entered two R8s, together with an R8 from the Audi PlayStation Team Oreca The R8s (which have been built to outdated LMP900 rules) acquired a narrower air inlet restrictor, reducing power, and an extra 50 kg (one hundred ten lb) of weight in comparison with the newer LMP1 chassis. On common, the R8s had been about 2-three seconds off tempo compared to the Pescarolo – Judd However with a team of excellent drivers and expertise, each Champion R8s had been capable of take first and third, while the Oreca crew took fourth. The Champion workforce was also the first American staff to win Le Mans for the reason that Gulf Ford GTs in 1967. This also ends the lengthy era of the R8; nonetheless, its replacement for 2006, known as the Audi R10 TDI , was unveiled on 13 December 2005.