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Audi quit FIA WEC series

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goon   

Wow! This season will be Audi's last in WEC for the foreseeable future.

DailySportsCar.com Link

No idea where the series will go from here. With Rebellion withdrawing from LMP-1 we'll be down to 5 cars in LMP-1 next year.

 

 

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Piotr   

Sad news indeed. But not that surprising...

(1) Marketing wise they  proved what they wanted to prove. Many, many times over. So it's under the rule of diminishing returns now.

(2) VAG is under  financial pressure accruing for settlements of diesielgate related lawsuits

(3) Due to the dieselgate VAG wants to distance themselves from diesel engines and move towards electrical hybrid cars technology. No point to spend hundreds of miliions to showcase diesel powered race cars.

(4) It's always only one winner of Lemans. Having two separate VAG operations competing means that one of them is going to end up being a looser...

 

Ironically, IMO it puts even more pressure on Toyota now to win this very 2016 year.  

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nhill40   

It's funny to me that they are both owned by VW.  This would have been liking Mercury wishing Lincoln a fond adieu back in the day...it's kind of like, "aren't you guys both just Fords?  I'm sure you'll still see each other..."  :D

 

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