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Crowd support guaranteed: #audi is traveling to round four of the FIA World #endurance Championship (WEC) full of expectations. The series’ only German round at the Nürburgring is on the calendar on July 24. Last year, 62,000 spectators flocked to the motorsport spectacle in the Eifel. This year, #audi is counting on at least equally great enthusiasm and intends to be involved in the thrilling battle for the top spot.
The 2016 season has arguably been the most exciting one since the beginning of the World Championship in 2012. #audi and its two rivals, Porsche and Toyota, each recorded a number of leading kilometers in the first three rounds, and two of the three manufacturers are sharing the victories clinched to date – including Audi’s success in the Spa 6 Hours in May. Most recently, at Le Mans in June, the drivers from all three marques were on podium.
“If the races held to date are any gauge of the season, then the crowd at the Nürburgring can look forward to an even more thrilling competition than last year,” says Head of #audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Our wish is to be in contention in the battle for the top spot in front of a full house.”
Currently, Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) are in second place of the standings, with a one-point advantage over their immediate rivals. Among the manufacturers, #audi is ranked in second place as well. The three #audi drivers won round two of the season at Spa. Six weeks later, they clinched Audi’s 18th consecutive podium result in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The trio competes in the number “8” #audi #r18 hybrid sports car.
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