If there is something unclear in the bosom of Audi is that the closure of their program in LMP1-no turning back, in any way. With all the efforts of the mark projected on the DTM and especially in the Formula E Dr. Wofgang Ullrich has had to come to the fore to rule out any option of returning to the WEC as a biker. The director of Audi Sport has confessed that some of the private teams that will compete in the super season 2018-19 have been interested to be able to acquire the engine aspirated V8 that Audi uses in DTM to compete in LMP1.
The fusion of the category LMP1 has allowed the arrival of other bikers to the class queen of the WEC, any time every one of the teams involved have opted for a supplier other than. ByKolles has opted to recycle the motor Nissan the mark used in his failed LMP1, while SMP Racing has opted for engine AER. DragonSpeed will use a chassis equipped with a motor Gibson and Manor a priori bet for the engine Mecachrome to root of the ratio of the Ginetta with the motorist. To lack of to know the technical details of the Rebellion, at least there will be five engines different in the category, including the mechanical hybrid Toyota.
will Not be among them the V8 engine the maximum power of 500 hp Audi, despite the fact that at least two or three structures was asked to mark on the possibility of renting the motor that uses the Audi RS 5. According to Ullrich, the proposals have not convinced the brand as extract the power needed for a LMP1 would mean to involve the staff of the mark or that external agents have between hands the technology of the brand: “there are No plans for an engine LMP1. If you would like to do something like that, would have to approach it in the right structure”.