In Le Mans Classic, the steering wheel of the rare Audi R8, a gift given to anyone who returns it.

In Le Mans Classic, the steering wheel of the rare Audi R8, a gift given to anyone who returns it.


It is amazing what they would do without… On the night of Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 3, 2022, the steering wheel of the Audi R8 LMP900 unit, a rare factory structure, was stolen during Le Mans Classic. “Once the race my friend was running was over (Endurance Contest Stories, Editor’s Note), parked his car at the exhibition for guests. He was placed under a tent in Paddock Group C, “ explains Xavier Micheron, founder of the Ascott Collection (a Yvelines-based company that sells old cars), and also a participant in Le Mans Classic.

On the night of Saturday July 2 to Sunday July 3, someone stole the steering wheel of an Audi R8 LMP 900. A search warrant was issued to return it, with the gift in jeopardy. | DR

Ongoing investigation

Warned by his friend on Monday July 4th, Xavier Micheron decided to launch search statement on his Facebook page, “and awards” to him who will restore it. Estimated steering wheel price? Several thousand euros.

The Audi R8 LMP900 steering wheel, which participated in the Endurance Racing story race during the Le Mans Classic event, has been stolen. Search notification launched. | DR

“It simply came to our notice then. It’s a shame to think that things are disappearing… We don’t encourage them to show off our cars ”, blames the founder of the Ascott Collection. According to him, another robbery was reported over the weekend, including tools. “It is still a shame to come up with this … This is not the purpose of such an event”, he beats a car fan. Following the robbery, police came to take fingerprints from the car and search for images from CCTV cameras. Investigations are ongoing.

If you have any information about a stolen steering wheel, contact the Ascott collection by email: cars@ascottcollection.com or via their facebook page.

In Le Mans Classic, the steering wheel of the rare Audi R8, a gift given to anyone who returns it.