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09/18/16
Ingolstadt/Austin
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Second place for Audi in WEC round at Austin

WEC Austin 2016
Audi R18 (2016) #8 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, Oliver Jarvis
  • Small reward for strong performance of both Audi R18 cars in Texas
  • Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) in second place
  • Audi with pole position and fastest race lap in America

Audi led the first half of round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with both R18 cars in commanding style. But in the end, its strong performance, with a trophy for second place, did not produce the desired reward. In the fifth hour, car number 7 lost a lot of time due to a collision in which its driver was not at fault. During an overtaking maneuver, a lapped race car hit the Audi which subsequently spun into the guardrail. The sister car, number 8, that was leading for a long time, lost ground following several incidents and recovered to second place.

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