Porsche wins in Austin and returns to bring out the colors to Audi

The bad luck continues following Audi in this season of the WEC. The brand of the four rings felt very superior to Porsche and Toyota in these 6 hours of Austin but, as it happened at the Nürburgring, and Mexico, gave in to a computer, Porsche much more reliable and they dodged all of the incidents that took the test. The victory was for champions, the Porsche 1# Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard, which exceeded by only 23 seconds to the Audi 8# Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi and Oliver Jarvis, and the Toyota 6# Stepháne Sarrazin, Kamui Kobayashi and Mike Conway.

The race had two distinct parts, marked by the presence of the sun. Under the high temperatures of the early hours, Audi does not have too much trouble in maintaining his double on the track, with the Porsche of Webber (the australian made a first relay colossal) interspersed between them. However, as the night fell, the manufacturer of Ingolstadt sunk by a variety of problems.

First, Porsche took advantage of a lot of better periods of ‘full course yellow’ on the track (there was removed from above the Audi 8#), and then took out a lot of revenue to an absurd error of Tréluyer with the Audi 7#, which when I was ahead of the Ford GT 66# went out of track and said good-bye to all your options.

The Audi 8# tried to achieve the victory until the end. Your top pure pace of the race allowed him to catch the Porsche in the final minutes, but could not gamble because the Toyota 6#, in a spectacular comeback, he was questioning the second position until the GT s bent left him without options.

end Result: victory for Porsche 1#, followed by the Audi 8#, and the Toyota 6#, with the leaders of the championship, the Porsche 2# Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani, quarters but still at the front of the general classification.

The Manor of Merhi leaves in the final straight

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The bad luck is fattened with Roberto Merhi and team Manor. The LMP2 44# was left out of race to lack of only 20 minutes, when Matt Rao suffered a broken suspension. The british threw to the earth the great performance of the Spanish rider, who came to take the lead in the first over of the day, but ended up giving in to the Alpine Signatech 36# of Gustavo Menezes, Nicolas Lapierre and Stepháne Richelmi, the great rulers for almost the entire race.

In the GT s, a total absence of Porsche, to the surprise of all and sundry. In the category GTE Pro, he won the Aston Martin 95# Nicki Thim and Marco Sorensen with only 11 seconds on the duo of Ferrari 51# of the AF Corse James Calado and Gianmaria Bruni. In GTE Amateur he also won the Aston Martin, this time with the veteran Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Matthias Lauda the front with the 98# in front of the only Porsche on the podium, KCMG.