The Spa 6 Hours have traditionally been a ‘dress rehearsal’ for a Le Mans 24 Hours that captivates a worldwide assembly usually 6 weeks after as a apex eventuality of a season. Therefore, Audi has been regulating a competition during Spa, Belgium, for many years to put an additional competition automobile on a grid besides a dual R18 e-tron quattro entered in a Championship – only like during Le Mans. Testing opposite aero configurations of a hybrid sports automobile in a competition during Spa has paid off for Audi in new years. In 2015, Audi will be contrast a technologies for Le Mans there again. Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) in automobile series ‘7’ and Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) in series ‘8’ are upheld by Filipe Albuquerque/Marco Bonanomi/René Rast (P/I/D) in an Audi R18 e-tron quattro designated as automobile series ‘9.’
For René Rast, May 2 will be a special day. The 29-year-old German will be contesting his initial competition in an Audi LMP1 sports car. Rast has been successful in a GT3 module of Audi Sport patron racing for several years, carrying scored dual victories in a Spa 24 Hours, and was promoted to a LMP module final winter. “The lane in a Ardennes suits me unequivocally good and we can frequency wait for my initial competition in a R18 after a many kilometers we gathering it in testing,” René Rast says before his premiere. “I’ve famous Filipe and Marco from prior races. Audi has prepared me good for my new task.”
The circuit located 60 kilometers southeast of Liège thrills fans and drivers with a severe configuration. The 7.004-kilometer tarmac rope follows a contours of turf with substantial true differences. Raidillon Corner, also famous as Eau Rouge, numbers among a competition driver’s biggest challenges. Audi’s hybrid sports cars strech speeds of some-more than 270 km/h in a high left-right multiple of a ascending section. At a finish of a following straight, a R18 e-tron quattro runs during 298 km/h, coming a start and finish equivocation during a same speed before a drivers change from seventh all a approach down to initial gear, carrying to decelerate to 71 km/h. During any braking event, a hybrid complement of a competition automobile recuperates appetite that is used again on acceleration.
Audi has tighten ties with a dominion of Belgium and a Spa 6 Hours. Brussels is home to one of a company’s European prolongation locations. Audi delivered 31,400 automobiles on a Belgian marketplace final year, recording 5 percent growth. In 2012 and 2013, Audi took a tip 3 spots in a Spa 6 Hours. Last year, Audi Sport Team Joest took home a prize for second place. This year, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer are roving to Belgium as a leaders of a standings with a seven-point advantage.
TV viewers in Germany can watch a final theatre of a competition on Eurosport from 18.30 to 20.45 (CEST). On a internet, Audi will be stating about a events of a weekend on Facebook (AudiSport), Twitter (@Audi__Sport) and on a Audi Sport App. A finish WEC press pack is accessible during digital.audi-presskit.de/en/wec_2015.
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