Audi is set to withdraw from the World Endurance Championship, ending its long association with the Le Mans 24 hour race by ceasing its LMP1 motorsport operations, according to rumours circulating at its Ingolstadt headquarters in Germany.

While Audi won’t officially be drawn on speculation it is set to bring to a close the most successful chapter in its motorsport history. High-ranking insiders close to its chairman Rupert Stadler suggest the company has made the decision to end its LMP1 motorsport engagement from the end of 2017. That gives the German car maker one more shot at adding to its haul of 13 Le Mans victories.

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Audi Closing Out Participation In World Endurance Championship

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