Audi May Invade America Through IndyCar

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Audi has a tendency to dominate in whatever motor racing endeavor it enters, from rally to LMP racing at Le Mans. The news that Audi is considering entering the IndyCar series, with its famous namesake race, may come as a bit of a worry, then, to Chevrolet and Honda, the current engine suppliers to the series.


The company's new research and development boss Wolfgang Durheimer told Autosport that Indy could be a big part in Audi increasing its presence in US racing.

An entry into IndyCar as an engine supplier is also possible, according to Durheimer.

"Another opportunity would be IndyCar, which I think is still very popular and the Indy 500 is an outstanding race," he said.


Durheimer also echoed boss Wolfgang (so many Wolfgangs at Audi, these days) Ullrich's comments that the Daytona Prototype class is the way to go in the 2014 United SportsCar Racing championship, which is a result of the merger between ALMS and the Grand Am series:

"I am personally in favour of Daytona Prototypes, because I think it is important to make overall wins," he explained. "Class wins [with the R8 GRAND-AM] are nice, but at the end of the day you have to win the race."

So there you have it. Along with the new DTM America, get ready to see nothing but Audis pretty soon flashing across your screens.


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