Audi wants to avoid the switch at Fuji

The trio Benoit Tréluyer, André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler still hold on to their first place in the standings, and will want to do everything to maintain their position at Fuji this weekend.

Published on 08/10/2015 à 10:01

Pierre Tassel

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Audi wants to avoid the switch at Fuji

The Fuji route in Japan has never smiled on Audi or trio Benoit Tréluyer, André Lotterer and Marcel Fässler. The 2012 world champions at best achieved a second place on the Japanese track, the year of their coronation, beaten by the Toyota TS030 Hybrid of Alexander Wurz, Nicolas lapierre et Kazuki Nakajima.

This weekend, the drivers of the No. 18 Audi R7 e-tron quattro intend to reverse the trend of recent months with the primary aim of retaining the lead in the general classification. With 10 small units ahead of the crew Webber? Hartley? Bernhard, winner of the last two rounds at the Nürburgring and Austin, the Porsche threat is becoming more and more pressing.

“If we manage to get good mechanical grip in the last sector, we will be formidable,
confesses Benoit Tréluyer. Japan occupies a special place in the career of André and me (with titles acquired in Super GT or Super Formula, Editor's note), but neither of us has yet won a victory in WEC in Fuji. It is therefore with impatience that we return there, but also the desire to get back to business with a bang. »

The first free practice session will begin tomorrow morning at 4:15 a.m. at Fuji Speedway.

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