Audi decides not to appeal against Silverstone WEC win exclusion

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

Audi decides not to appeal against Silverstone WEC win exclusion

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.

Audi Sport Team Joest initially served notice of its intent to appeal, but after a period of evaluation decided not to pursue the matter.

The Audi was excluded for a breach of article 3.5.6 a3 in the LMP1 technical regulations, which defines a 5mm maximum wear of the underfloor plank.

The decision not to appeal by Audi means that the Porsche 919 Hybrid 919 driven by Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb, which finished 46 seconds behind on the road, has been confirmed as the winner of the first WEC round.

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