Audi Press Release
- Entry list for Le Mans 24 Hours published
- Organizer accepts all three nominations submitted by Audi
- Tom Kristensen ‘Grand Marshal’ at Le Mans 24 Hours
The ACO published the entry list of 56 participants at its press conference in Paris. Thanks to its 13th victory at Le Mans last year Audi had previously been guaranteed a place on the grid in the LMP1 class. Last year’s winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are set on battling for their fourth victory this year in the number ‘7’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
“We’re delighted that the ACO has accepted our three nominations,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, who attended the event in Paris together with Chris Reinke, Head of LMP. “Audi will be competing at Le Mans for the 17th consecutive time and has been unbeaten with its hybrid drive so far. This year, we’re welcoming a new competitor. This provides further proof of the positive development that prototype racing and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) have seen since 2012.”
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