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Audi to bid farewell at Sebring

Audi confirms it will race at Sebring one last time with a two-car entry into the 2013 race
Audi has confirmed that it will use the Sebring Twelve Hours as a pre-cursor to its assault on the 2013 World Endurance Championship.

Despite the fact that, unlike last season, the ALMS season-opener isn't a part of the WEC this year, Audi has confirmed that it will head Stateside for what seems set to be its final appearance in the Florida race.

From 2014, LMP1 cars will no longer be able to compete at Sebring when the ALMS merges with Grand-Am for form a unified American series.

Audi will take car for Sebring as it chases an eleventh victory, with a 2012-spec version of the R18 e-tron Quattro running alongside an updated 2013 version of the same car.

Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Lucas di Grassi will share driving duties in one car, while Benoit Treluyer, Marcel Fassler and Oliver Jarvis will team up in the other.

Off-track, Audi will celebrate its success at Sebring through the year with a display featuring the R8, R10, R15 and R18 models.

“We're in for a very emotional race weekend on which we'll be taking the fans along on a journey into our past,” Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich said. “Sebring is where Audi's sports car era that has been so successful began. We expect that with two current hybrid models we'll be battling for overall victory at the 12-hour race for the last time this year.

“At the same time, on the fringes of the race, the fans can look forward to seeing four other race cars and several race drivers who made history at Sebring with Audi.”



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E. Raab - Unregistered

February 25, 2013 3:32 AM

With the end of an era at this years Le Mans, and all new rules 2014, this was bound to happen. Their R-series race cars sure pushed hard at this track. Ervin Raab 83' Sebring



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