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Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Arguably the greatest dynasty in endurance sports car racing will be consigned to the history books, as Audi Sport announced it will be withdrawing their legendary LMP1 team at the conclusion of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship.
It is a shocking, melancholy day in sports car racing. After eighteen consecutive years at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the Grand Prix of Endurance a whopping thirteen times in that frame of time, Audi have now begun taking their final laps for the millions of fans they’ve captivated along an unforgettable racing journey.
Audi’s endurance racing dynasty was forged with the strength of every member of the team working in unison – engineers, directors, mechanics, and of course, the drivers. And while it was never by design, Audi found many of their greatest driving talents had at one point made their name racing in Japan, in the Autobacs Super GT Series.