“This is an extremely unusual string of successes and a very emotional moment,” he said. “On behalf of Audi I would like to express a huge thank you to Dindo. Dindo was at the top of the sport for 19 years and all employees at Audi Sport were pleased to make this possible for him. I am proud of both.
“In terms of the sport as well as in a personal and professional sense – it has always been a pleasure to work with Dindo and to know that he was part of our team. He is a valuable brand ambassador and we are delighted to see him continue to be associated with Audi after the end of his active career.”
Capello won at Le Mans for Bentley in 2003, Audi Sport Team Goh in 2004 and then with the factory Audi Sport North America team in 2008. In total, he finished on the overall podium an astonishing ten times in 14 appearances.
The Italian also won the American Le Mans Series title on two occasions and picked up five victories in both the Sebring Twelve Hours and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the latter being a record-breaking figure ahead of long-time partner McNish.