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Audi Leaves ALMS – To Save Money

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Looks like Audi has enough of winning ALMS titles. Due to financial difficulties, they announced withdrawal from all races except Sebring 12 hours, so the new R15 TDi will only be seen in this race and 24 hour of Le Mans. Damnnnnn…

Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich praised the ALMS – which the marque had competed in for nine seasons – and the Champion team that ran the R8 and R10 in America.

“The decision to withdraw was a very difficult one,” he said. “The extraordinary dedication and precision of Team Champion was the key to Audi’s victories over the last few years in America.

“We achieved an unprecedented winning series together – since the 2000 season Audi has won the LMP1 title nine times in succession.”

The recent announcements mean that Audi’s motorsport involvement next season is, at the moment, restricted to the DTM, Sebring and Le Mans, and the customer programme with the new R8 GT3 car.

source : Autosport

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