BREAKING NEWS: Audi with new motorsport strategy: Formula E instead of WEC
Audi is realigning its motorsport strategy. The premium brand will terminate its FIA WEC commitment, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the end of the 2016 season. Instead Audi is taking up a factory-backed commitment in the all-electric Formula E racing series.
Speaking to 300 employees of the motorsport department on Wednesday morning, Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler put this strategic decision in the context of the current burdens on the brand, pointing out that it was important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the years ahead. That is why the Board of Management had decided to terminate Audiís commitment in endurance racing. In the future, Audi will be using the know-how and skills of the motorsport experts from Neuburg and Neckarsulm partially in motorsport and partially in production development.
Kcmg Seals Another GTE Am Podium In WEC Thriller At Fuji
KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) once again displayed formidable performance Ė scoring its second consecutive GTE Am podium in FIA WECís sixth round at Fuji Speedway. After a thrilling six-hour battle on Fujiís 4.563km track, the #78 Porsche 911 RSR shared by Christian Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joel Camathias rounded off the race in third place.
The No. 67 Ford GT, driven by Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell took the checkered flag for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Winning the FIA World Endurance Championship Series, 6 Hours of Fuji. The Priaulx / Tincknell duo achieved their first win of the WEC season in dramatic fashion at the Fuji Speedway in the seventh race of the season.
Weiron Tan to compete in the Asian Series with Malaysian Team
The Asian Series was founded by the Automobile Club de líOuest, which is the creator and organiser of numerous major motoring events including the Le 24 Hours, the American Series and the European Series. The Asian Series sees competitors taking part in the following categories: LMP2, LMP3, GT, GT Cup and CN.
Unfulfilled Eastern Promise in Japan for Strakka Racing
Strakka Racingís hopes of delivering a strong result in Japan for absent team owner Nick Leventis faded in the setting sun after a down on power engine, together with a strategy that didnít pan out, left duo Jonny Kane and Lewis Williamson finishing sixth at the Six Hours of Fuji.
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.
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