Parting during a pinnacle: Audi motorist Allan McNish ends LMP career

Posted on 17. Dec, 2013 by in Audi Canada

The Scotsman began his really successful racing career 32 years ago in karting. McNish achieved many of his biggest victories given a 2000 deteriorate with Audi – many recently, a initial World Championship pretension in his career during a circle of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro. “I found a ideal impulse for myself to move an finish to my LMP sports-prototype racing with Audi,” says McNish. “Together with my team-mates Tom Kristensen and Loïc Duval we finished my many successful deteriorate in a sports car. Having also won a Le Mans 24 Hours, we can’t wish for some-more than what we’ve achieved this year. we can demeanour behind on a illusory career that has left no aims unprepared and I’m looking brazen to new hurdles a destiny binds for me. Now I’ll have a lot some-more time for my family. But I’m going to continue to be partial of motorsport in several roles, despite no longer as an Audi competition driver.”

Allan McNish will sojourn in tighten hit with Audi Sport and minister his knowledge. “We conclude and honour Allan’s preference to retire during a apex of his career,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “At a same time, this is a interruption that is quite formidable for us. All of us are good wakeful of Allan’s racing successes. We should not forget, though, how profitable he has been in a growth of a competition cars, how good a group actor he has always been and how he has consistently practical himself to grasp Audi’s aims distant over motorsport with professionalism, faithfulness and commitment. We bewail that Allan will no longer be contesting any races for us though are happy that he will continue to be compared with Audi Sport and a Audi brand.”

In a 2000 season, Allan McNish in a Audi R8 won a American Le Mans Series for a initial time. In 2006 and 2007, in a Audi R10 TDI, he again distinguished pretension wins in a North American sports automobile series. Four altogether victories in a Sebring 12 Hours element his lane record in North America. Two of his 3 successes in a Le Mans 24 Hours he distinguished with Audi in 2008 and 2013. The early pretension win in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during Shanghai (China) 5 weeks ago noted a apex of a Scotsman’s career, who had primarily pursed a classical career in regulation racing.  

Except for a years of 2001 to 2003, when a racing pro with a physique of a manoeuvre was active in Formula 1 as a exam and competition driver, he was competing for a 4 rings given 2000. He roughly exclusively gathering a company’s sports cars and in 2005 he was additionally active in a DTM. He is a usually motorist to have raced all sports cars ever done in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, from a Audi R8R to a R8, R10 TDI, R15 TDI, R18 TDI models and a R18 ultra by to a R18 e-tron quattro. He has available 29 altogether victories, 18 stick positions, 17 fastest competition laps and 4 pretension wins in eleven years, that creates him one of a many successful Audi sports automobile drivers. “Of course, we’re going to skip Allan in a motorist choice extremely,” says Chris Reinke, Project Manager LMP during Audi Sport. “But it’s standard of Allan that he’s also found a ideal indicate in time to finish his career.”

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