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ottobre 17, 2016 - Audi

WEC - Audi second at Fuji after strong battle

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The 6 Hours of Fuji have never before been as thrilling as this year. In round seven of the FIA World #endurance Championship (WEC), #audi, Porsche and Toyota battled for 6 hours, separated by mere seconds. For five hours, #audi was leading the race, lacking only 1.4 seconds in the end.

Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) showed a strong performance in #japan. On the race track at Fuji, the #audi drivers started from pole position for the second time this season. Following six hard-fought hours in the race with the number 6 Toyota and the number 1 Porsche, the #audi driver team had to admit defeat by a very narrow margin – Loïc Duval lacking only 1.4 seconds in the end. “Our three drivers showed a brilliant performance,” said Head of #audimotorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “We battled up until the end. When Toyota, for the last stop, were able to benefit from the strategic advantage of pitting late, and chose not to change tires, they took the lead for the first time. Loïc Duval did everything to recover the top spot, almost making up a 12-second deficit. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough but, once again, we saw fascinating #endurance #racing.”

On clinching second place in #japan, the driver trio of #audi Sport Team Joest made another step forwards in the Championship classification as well: di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis have made up nine points and are now trailing the leaders, Romain Dumas/Neel Jani/Marc Lieb, by 28.5 points.

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