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Coupe du Roi and sixth consecutive podium finish for Audi

24h Spa 2016
Audi R8 LMS #28 (Audi Sport Team WRT), Nico Müller/René Rast/Laurens Vanthoor
  • Audi wins ‘Coupe du Roi’ at the 24 Hours of Spa
  • Audi R8 LMS takes pole position and fastest race lap
  • Audi Sport Team WRT finishes third after comeback drive 

Fans of the 24 Hours of Spa saw one of the most exciting ever editions of the endurance classic. Audi was among the small group of favorites as the race entered its final quarter, but ultimately it was lady luck that decided the outcome. Four brands fought for victory in the closing stages, before a tire failure robbed Audi Sport Team Phoenix of any chance of victory. In the end, Audi Sport Team WRT from Belgium staged a strong fightback to grab a trophy for Audi. Nico Müller (CH), René Rast (D) and Laurens Vanthoor (B) finished third, while Audi won the “Coupe du Roi” manufacturers’ classification.

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