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11/11/16
Ingolstadt
Sports

Emotional farewell for Audi from the FIA WEC

WEC Shanghai 2016
Audi R18 (2016) #7 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer
  • Audi to end its sports car program in Bahrain following 106 victories in 186 sports car races in 18 years
  • Successful track record of technology transfer between race cars and production models
  • Thanks go to FIA, WEC and ACO, and the strong competitors for a tremendous time

Audi is ending an era. On Saturday, November 19, not only the current season of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will end in Bahrain but also Audi ceasing its Le Mans sports prototype program after 18 years. Audi’s sports prototypes, from the Audi R8, the Audi R10 TDI and the Audi R15 TDI to the Audi R18, have shaped an entire racing era. They represent one of Audi Sport’s most successful periods and are symbols of the technical progress achieved by the brand with the four rings.

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