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Audi R18 Ate Wall After Contact With Ford GT, Only Took 8 Minutes To Repair

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During tonight’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the No. 66 Ford GT got into the rear of the No. 7 Audi, knocking its front end into the barriers. It happened in the turn 16-17-18 complex, a high-speed big bend of a section and the onboard view does not look fun.

Here’s a better version of the onboard view:


That’s one fast snap out of control. Thank goodness for soft walls!

It came limping back into the pits after it was pulled out with flopping front bodywork and a punctured tire.

Of course, because it’s the most hyper-organized Audi team on the planet, the No. 7 has already been put back together after only an 8 minute stop and is back on the track. All that repair practice they talk about in Truth in 24 works, man.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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