Second place for Audi in WEC turn during Austin

Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by in Audi Canada

Up until a fifth hour of a race, a drivers of automobile series 7 were awaiting to have a possibility of feat as well. Benoît Tréluyer (F), with a opening of only 19 seconds, was using in position dual when a lapped GT motorist spun a Audi into a gravel. Six laps were mislaid in reaching a pits and carrying a repairs repaired. In a end, Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer were left with an unrepresentative sixth place. 

“It’s tough to trust how most can go wrong in a march of a six-hour race,” pronounced Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Our drivers delivered a extensive opening and felt really gentle in a Audi R18. We were quick in all sessions and in a competition nobody gathering any faster path times than us either. The setbacks strike us tough since currently a one-two would have been possible. In this light, second place is cold comfort.” 

In a manufacturers’ classification, Audi, with 3 rounds remaining, continues to follow a front runners in second place. In a drivers’ classification, di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis softened by one position and are now fibbing second. The pretension decisions will be done in a final third of a deteriorate that will start during a Fuji circuit in Japan in 4 weeks’ time.

Race results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 186 laps

2 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18) +23.641s

3 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) +26.096s

4 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) –1 lap

5 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) –2 laps

6 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18) –6 laps

7 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) –12 laps

8 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine) –14 laps

9 Albuquerque/Gonzalez/Senna (Ligier-Nissan) –15 laps

10 Brundle/Rast/Rusinov (Oreca-Nissan) –15 laps

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