Sunday, August 30, 2015

FIA WEC: Audi takes third and fourth in a thrilling 6 Hours of the Nürburgring

By Tarek Ramchani

Audi Sport Team Joest finished the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring in positions three and four. The two factory Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars battled very well against the strong Porsche Team in front of a great crowd.

Outright race victory went to the #17 Porsche 919 Hybrid shared by Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley ahead of the sister #18 car of Marc Lieb, Neel Jani and Romain Dumas.

Best of the Audis was the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by André Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer and Marcel Fassler. The three drivers finished the German event in third place overall behind the two works Porsches.

Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis ended the event in fourth place overall with the #8 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

The Nürburgring race was highlighted by an amazing threeway battle for the second place at the final hour mark. The #7 Audi, the #8 Audi and the #18 Porsche battled each other in the middle of GTE and LMP2 traffic. Fans on site and across the world enjoyed a thrilling and fierce fight between the three hybrid LMP1 racers.

The FIA World Endurance Championship will leave Europe and head to North America and the beautiful COTA in Texas next month.

Photo credit: Audi Media