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Ullrich Named Special Advisor to ACO

Former Audi Motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich named special advisor to ACO…

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Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich has been named special advisor to the ACO, in a new role for the longtime Head of Audi Motorsport.

Ullrich, who retired from his post at the German manufacturer at the end of last year, has taken up a newly created position within the organization that will share his wealth of sporting, marketing and technical experience. 

The 67-year-old led Audi to 13 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, multiple FIA World Endurance Championship titles as well as countless victories and other championships around the world.

“After I talked to my fiends at the ACO, it feels like I took the right decision,” Ullrich said during Friday’s announcement in Paris. “We worked together for years, very intensely, and we created the WEC.

“I had to make a very hard decision as I had to leave endurance racing, which was my true love that I deeply appreciated.

“I’m honored to work with the ACO team; I’ve worked with them, for quite some time.

“I’m going to bring my experience I’ve gathered when I worked for manufacturers. My objective is to make sure to find a way that endurance racing [can continue to grow].

“Endurance racing is the main motorsport [to me] and I hope the we can keep working like we are today.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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