Golden Helmet for Italian Dindo Capello


December 13, 2006

December 14, 2006 Audi factory driver Dindo Capello has received the "Golden Helmet” from Italian motorsport magazine Autosprint, acknowledging the 2006 American Le Mans Series title won by the Italian with the Audi R10 TDI. "In Italy, the ‘Casco d’oro’ is the ‘Oscar of motorsport’, that’s why this award means a lot to me,” explained the two-time Le Mans winner who was handed the trophy in Bologna last Saturday.

Capello’s team-mate Allan McNish received two awards last week. The readers of the Audi specialist magazine "Audi Driver” in Britain voted the Scotsman "Audi Personality of the Year 2006”. Meanwhile for a fourth time in his career, the Audi driver received the BRDC/ACO Trophy for the best-placed British driver at the Le Mans 24 Hours from the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC). Dindo Capello and Allan McNish clinched the title in the American Le Mans Series with the Audi R10 TDI. They finished third with the diesel sportscar in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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