Audi second during Fuji after clever battle

Posted on 16. Oct, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer in a sister automobile suffered a setback. Tréluyer was in position 4 when a engine generator section (MGU) of a hybrid complement on a series 7 Audi R18 unsuccessful on path 18. In sequence to be means to continue driving, Audi Sport Team Joest had to mislay a front expostulate shafts. Marcel Fässler subsequently resumed a race, while Audi consulted with a FIA WEC to explain a conditions with honour to a technical regulations. However, according to a Technical Stewards, a LMP competition automobile no longer complied with a homologation rules. Consequently, Audi withdrew a car. “Obviously, that’s a genuine shame,” pronounced Dr. Ullrich. “Because a patrol demonstrated a extensive suggestion and did all to make a executive thought of continuation racing reality, that is to finish even underneath resources like these.”

Stefan Dreyer, Head of LMP of Audi Sport, said: “Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis showed a extensive fighting suggestion and were beaten by an impossibly slight margin: a frank appreciate we for this glorious group opening on site, in Neuburg an der Donau and in Neckarsulm. Unfortunately, a series 7 suffered a reversal once some-more due to a technical issue. I’m really contemptible for a guys that this happened. We’re anticipating to be in row for feat again in a subsequent race, and to be a front runners then.”

Round 8 of 9 this deteriorate is entrance adult in only 3 weeks’ time. On Nov 6, a FIA WEC will be hold during Shanghai in China – Audi’s largest market.

Race results

1 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) 244 laps

2 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18) +1.439s

3 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) +17.339s

4 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) +53.779s

5 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) –1 lap

6 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) –15 laps

7 Brundle/Rusinov/Stevens (Oreca-Nissan) –21 laps

8 Albuquerque/Gonzalez/Senna (Ligier-Nissan) –21 laps

9 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine) –21 laps

10 Gelael/Giovinazzi/van der Garde (Ligier-Nissan) –21 laps

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