Audi not to appeal

Audi has chosen not to appeal against its exclusion from last weekend’s opening round of the World Endurance Championship.

The #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro driven by Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler had its victory in the Silverstone 6 Hours on Sunday taken away after its skid block had been found to be worn beyond the permitted limit in post-race scrutineering.

Audi Sport boss Wolfgang Ullrich said in a statement: “It it is our job to avoid increased wear – we accept this responsibility.

“We have made our decision in the interest of the sport and hope that the eight remaining world championship rounds will be similarly thrilling as the season opener.”

The wear on the front of the skid block was attributed, according to Audi’s statement, to “unexpectedly heavy bouncing” of the car.

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