Audi has closed its participation in the World of Resistance with a flawless and emotional doublet in the 6 hours of Bahrain. The winners have been the drivers of the Audi R18 e-tron with the dorsal 8, piloted by Lucas Di Grassi (that brought the car to target), Loic Duval and Oliver Jarvis. After they entered their companions of the Audi 7, with Marcel Fässler behind the wheel at the entry to target, along with the signed for Porsche André Lotterer and Benoit Tréluyer. The podium was completed by Porsche, with another excited from the day: Mark Webber, which leaves the competition, alongside fellow Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley.
The arrival of the victor is sufficiently eloquent as to speak for herself of the emotions that lived miemrbos of Audi, who goes on a competition that have dominated or at least have struggled to master since the end of the TWENTIETH century. From Duval to the hard Dr. Ullrich shed some tears.
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The race had a lot of history, every time that in Bahrain there was only one team in the terms: Audi, from the pole, led a one-two with barely any opposition from the other teams, knowing that this race was historic for them. Toyota needed to make it very far to the drivers of the Porsche 2, but Neel Jani, Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas, without pressing, ended up sixth with the self-proclaimed champions of the world of pilots. In nine races in the championship, have not been on the podium in six, but the victory at Le Mans weighs demasiado.
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LMP2: a spectacle and a victory for G-Drive
As has been the trend in this season, the fight for the victory between Oreca, Ligier and Alpine was not resolved until the last pit-stop. René Rast, Roman Rusinov and Alex Brundle were imposed with the Oreca 26 with just seven tenths ahead of the Ligier of the RGR of Filipe Albuquerque, Bruno Senna and Ricardo Gonzalez.
Roberto Merhi, whose future is uncertain as of now, entered the seventh with the Manor 45 by Julien Channel and Roberto González, with whom I had agreed to this test.
Title for Aston Martin in GT
The Aston Martin 95 Nicki Thim and Marco Sorensen took the victory of the kingdom of Bahrain, and with it the titles of drivers and teams, after enduring the pressure (especially at the end) of the Ferrari 51 James Calado and Gianmaria Bruni.
In the Amateur category, the Porsche 88 Al Qubaisi, Patrick Long and Heinemier Hansson took the second victory of the year, ahead of KCMG Henzler, Ried and Camathias.