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Audi Announces Factory-Supported Lineups for 24H Spa

WRT, Sainteloc, Attempto again receive extended Audi Sport backing for 24H Spa…

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Audi has named its lead driver lineups for the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa with the manufacturer again providing extended factory support to four entries in the Pro category.

Two Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evos from Team WRT and single cars from Sainteloc Racing and last year’s runner-up Attempto Racing will compete under the ‘Audi Sport’ banner.

The driver lineups have been shuffled around since the 2020 race, while former Lamborghini factory driver Dennis Lind has joined one of the WRT crews as the main change.

Lind will team up with Nico Mueller and Robin Frijns, who currently drives for WRT in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The other WRT Audi includes current Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS points leaders Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, who are teaming up with their Endurance Cup co-driver Kelvin van der Linde as expected.

Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Haase remain at Audi Sport Team Sainteloc, with which the experienced pair won the 2017 Spa 24 Hours alongside Jules Gounon.

After teaming up with Dorian Boccolacci last year, Winkelhock and Haase will be joined by Patric Niederhauser who drove for Audi Sport Team Attempto in 2020.

Attempto’s lineup now includes Christopher Mies, who was previously in the WRT camp.

The German racer will share a car with fellow factory drivers Mattia Drudi and Dennis Marschall.

“The Spa 24 Hours is a dream for every sports car fan and has been offering excellent racing for years,” said Chris Reinke, Head of Audi Sport customer racing.

“No other manufacturer has won at Spa as often as Audi in the last ten years. Last year, we were 4.6 seconds short of victory in the end, so the goal for this year is clear: to find at least that five seconds.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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