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Disappointing Petit Le Mans for Audi
- Romain Dumas pushed off the track in battle for the lead
- Second Audi R18 TDI withdrawn after several collisions
- Strong performance by Audi Sport Team Joest goes unrewarded
The 1,000-mile “Petit Le Mans” race at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) was extremely disappointing for Audi. In the battle for the lead Romain Dumas in the Audi R18 TDI #1 on lap 297 became fautlessly entangled in an accident that forced him to retire. After several collisions, Audi Sport Team Joest took the second Audi R18 TDI out of the race early for safety reasons.