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AUDI LONG-TAIL R18 E-TRON FOR WEC RACE AT SPA

Greg Emmerson
Apr 25, 2013
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In its bid to claim the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Audi is pulling out all the stops at Spa this weekend - the last race in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Not only will it run three Audi R18 e-tron quattro racecars, but we will also see a new long-tail version of the hybrid car in Belgium for the first time.

The long-tail will be driven by Marc Gené/Lucas di Grassi/Oliver Jarvis. The new aerodynamic treatment generates extra downforce for tracks with longer straights, such as Spa and Le Mans, so this test will prove its stability and suitability.

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Meanwhile, the winners of the opening round (Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish), as well as reigning WEC Champions (Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer) will start in cars built to the same spec that won the last round at Silverstone.

The Spa race should be a thrilling battle between the World Champion Audi team and challenger Toyota. In the seven meetings that have taken place since last June, the score is 4-3 in favor of the Germans. The full race can be watched online at audi-liveracing.com

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