Monday, November 14, 2016

Audi Quits Le Mans, World Endurance Championship in favour of Formula E



Recently, on a rainy Wednesday morning in Nofendersville, awoke to the news that Audi was quitting Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the current season.

As the news was somewhat startling, since Le Mans, a la the Indianapolis 500 is the Sports Car crown jewel and has predominantly been Audi's playground over the past two decades.

And although the move seems somewhat tied to the nefarious VW Diesel Gate scandal, with parent company Volkswagen having just received approval of its $14.7b, as in Billion! Court Settlement for tampering with emission testing results...

With the perceived savings of $100m per year, in reality, while the PR Spin tries warbling on 'bout the future technology of silent and clean transportation. One must ponder how much was left for Audi to gain after thirteen victories in the sport's top prototype category? Especially with Seester' brand Porsche having beaten Quattro  Rings the past two years at Circuit de la Sarthe. Not to mention an apparent push to eliminate diesels...

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