But this weekend at Sebring it was time for revenge. Sure the Pescarolo car on show may not have been that famous 2005 Courage, but rather a 2007 Pescarolo 01, but it was another car that clinched a plucky podium behind an Audi. And is again powered by a beutiful Judd V10.
At the Sebring Classic 12 Hour the Pescarolo was in the hands of Le Mans LMP2 winner Richard Bradley, pitted against the same Le Mans winning Champion ADT Audi that handed Henri the 2005 defeat, and this weekend driven by tLe Mans winner Andy Wallace. There was even another R8 waiting to take them on, this one built from spare parts from the factory programme.
This time it was the turn of the stunning white Audi to suffer at the hands of the gods of mechanical misfortune. The R8 sufferring an engine failure in the first part of this split race. Could the Pescarolo finally take that long-awaited victory? You'll have to visit our friends at Historic Sportscar Racing to find out...
Photography by Ben Miles.