Audi opts against ap­peal over WEC ex­clu­sion

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Audi has de­cided not to ap­peal its ex­clu­sion from the open­ing round of the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship ear­lier this month.

An­dre Lot­terer, Benoit Tre­luyer and Mar­cel Fassler won the Sil­ver­stone race on the road but were later ex­cluded af­ter their Audi R18 e-tron quat­tro’s skid block had been found to be worn be­yond the per­mit­ted limit in post-race scru­ti­neer­ing.

Audi Sport boss Wolf­gang Ull­rich said in a statement: “It is our job to avoid increased wear – we ac­cept this re­spon­si­bil­ity.

“We have made our de­ci­sion in the in­ter­est of the sport and hope that the eight re­main­ing world cham­pi­onship rounds will be sim­i­larly thrilling as the sea­son opener.”

Audi’s de­ci­sion not to ap­peal con­firms the win went to the Porsche crew of Neel Jani, Ro­main Du­mas and Marc Lieb.

Audi was de­nied Sil­ver­stone vic­tory

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