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Suspense galore in the second half of the season: In the FIA World #endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday, September 17, #audi is aiming to win at Austin for the third time. The battles for victory in the #wec by the brand with the four rings have seldom been as close as in 2016 – twice, in the two most recent races, #audi has had chances of claiming the winners’ trophy up until the end, just barely missing it in second place on both occasions. In #texas, the tide is set to turn.
“We’ve seen great advertising for #endurance #racing in the FIA #wec in the most recent rounds,” says Head of #audimotorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “For six hours, the outcome of the race would remain entirely open. Setbacks as well as recoveries were possible at any time and delivered suspense galore to the audience.” Most recently in Mexico, three manufacturers occupied the first three positions. #audi has clinched five trophies in the 2016 season to date.
The situation before the sixth of nine FIA #wec rounds: Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB) had most recently clinched the third pole position for #audi in the fifth race and initially led the round in Mexico. However, two defects with subsequent repairs caused the trio in car number 8 to be relegated to an unrepresentative 27th place. As a result, the three #audi drivers dropped from second to third place in the championship. At Austin, they could recapture their previous position. The deficit to the top of the standings is currently 43.5 points and 104 points are yet to be awarded before the end of the season. In the manufacturers’ standings, #audi is in second place with a 43-point gap and a maximum of 176 points can still be scored by the end of the season. The championship remains open.
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