OCT 14th 2016

Thank Frankel It's Friday – Is the WEC heading for a crisis?

If reports in the German press are true, Audi will terminate its WEC sports car programme at the end of next season, after 18 wildly successful years that have so far brought 13 Le Mans wins with the possibility of a fourth to come. True, Porsche has even more, 18 in fact, but Porsche first started competing in France in 1951 and first raced a car with a realistic chance of winning in 1968. So far as wins to start ratios are concerned, Audi’s is unapproachable. Indeed since its first win in 2000, just three other manufacturers, Bentley, Peugeot and Porsche, have sneaked four wins between them.

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