Audi have announced their inevitable entry to the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans that runs on June 16th. They will be running a total of four LMP1 race cars, all of which will be equipped with hybrid technology.

Audi have announced their inevitable entry to the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans that runs on June 16th. They will be running a total of four LMP1 race cars, two of which will be equipped with hybrid technology.

"To develop the hybrid technology for Le Mans is at least as ambitious and challenging as our diesel project was in its early stages," Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich commented. "The first test results are very encouraging and we are intrigued to see just how this technology performs in combination with our ultra lightweight technology on the race track at Le Mans. As before, we still, however, see potential with the conventional drive - just as our colleagues do in production development. This is why we are absolutely delighted that the ACO and FIA selection committee has accepted our entries and that we can join the grid with four cars at the commemorative running of the Le Mans race."

The first prototype will be revealed at the end of the month before making its competitive debut at the 6-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps. A second dress rehearsal for Le Mans will take place at the 12-hour race at Sebring.

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