Benoît Tréluyer will not be able to contest the 6 Hours of Nürburgring (24 July) after suffering a fall while training on a mountain bike. As a result of this accident, the French driver has suffered an injury in the spine of which have not been specified more data, but luckily Tréluyer will not have to go through surgery to fix this condition. In a press release from Audi, the brand stood at ‘several weeks’ recovery period will have to face Benoît Tréluyer. All in all, the firm from Ingolstadt has no plans to seek a substitute for the appointment of home.
therefore, André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler will drive the Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 without a third pilot on the Nürburgring, something that is not standard between the LMP1, but that is totally legal and in the category GTE-Pro is usually carried out to such an extent that even Aston Martin has recently decided to reduce his project to two drivers per car. Be that as it may, it is expected that Benoît Tréluyer be able to return on the occasion of the 6 Hours of Mexico, since there is more than a month between the two quotes.
In reference to the injury of Benoît Tréluyer, the boss of Audi Sport, Wolfgang Ullrich, has commented: “In the name of Audi Sport, desire to Benoît Tréluyer a speedy and complete recovery so that it is ready to compete again in the 6 Hours of Mexico”. In this aspect, the only consequence for Tréluyer is that you lose camber on the drivers ‘ classification in relation to their peers and the rest of his rivals. It is worth remembering that before the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, Tréluyer, Lotterer and Fässler are the rooms classified in the WEC to 59 points of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb.