[VIDEO] Le Mans: Audi versus Toyota Battle image

Nicolas Lapierre and Benoit Treluyer go head-to-head as Toyota and Audi battle over the lead in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Asked whether he had ever been in such a battle before, Lapierre admitted that, despite going head-to-head with rivals throughout his career, nothing had carried such importance.

This was just minutes before the second Toyota somersaulted out of the event with Anthony Davidson at the wheel.

The 80th running of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans saw Audi write history once again. The German automaker scored an 11th win in the world’s toughest endurance race with a convincing one-two finish by its two hybrid-powered R18 e-tron quattro race cars, a first at Le Mans.