Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

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A few days back, some rumours surfaced that Audi will pull its LMP1 racers out of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) after 2017. But now, the Audi boss has said 'nothing is decided' about this exit.

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

According to a report from German publication Auto Motor und Sport, Volkswagen Group had decided to stop Audi's LMP1 programme in the wake of dieselgate. But Head of Audi Motorsport, Wolfgang Ullrich regretted it.

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

He said, "We have seen so many rumours in the press during the last years, and the good thing is in most cases the negative ones didn't occur.

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

"So I'm optimistically looking forward to the future. We are organising our race programme in the standard way, which is always in the autumn of the year.

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

"The meeting of the board where normally the motorsport programme is defined has not taken place yet, so nothing is decided."

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

Some of the manufacturers are shying away from making diesel engines, saying that they only have a limited lifespan, but Ullrich went to defend them.

Audi Boss Say ‘Nothing Is Decided’ About The LMP1 Exit

He said, "We think that the diesel engine is still one of the most efficient combustion engines you can get. They can be very clean, it's just a question of working on it and developing it. As long as efficiency is a key factor, we think the diesel in racing is still a good solution."

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Story first published: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 17:25 [IST]
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