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Old 26th October 2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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Audi Joest WEC Team

As of today, Audi Joest - the WEC competition works team running under the Audi Motorsport banner have ceased to operate. There is a chance they might move to another technology motorsport such as total electric Formula E.
This leaves Porsche and Toyota to share out the spoils in 2017, and my money would definitely be onPorsche.
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Old 28th October 2016, 02:20 AM   #2
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Just a little light reading - how very successful the Joest team, including (under the guises of Bentley and Goh) were at the 24hr du Le Mans. This only goes back to 1996 when I was asked to join the team. I went on loan to Charlie Lamm's BMW tean in 1999 then back to Joest until the end.
Year Drivers
2016 France Romain Dumas
Switzerland Neel Jani
Germany Marc Lieb Germany Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid M 384 5233.53 km FIA World Endurance Championship

2015 Germany Nico Hülkenberg
New Zealand Earl Bamber
United Kingdom Nick Tandy Germany Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid M 395 5383.46 km FIA World Endurance Championship
2014 Switzerland Marcel Fässler

Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 379 5165.39 km FIA World Endurance Championship

2013 Denmark Tom Kristensen
United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Loïc Duval Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 348 4742.89 km FIA World Endurance Championship

2012 Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro M 378 5151.76 km FIA World Endurance Championship

2011 Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany André Lotterer
France Benoît Tréluyer Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI M 355 4838.30 km Intercontinental Le Mans Cup

2010 Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI plus M 397 5410.71 km

2009 Australia David Brabham
Spain Marc Gené
Austria Alexander Wurz France Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP M 382 5206.28 km

2008 Denmark Tom Kristensen
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 381 5192.65 km

2007 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Marco Werner Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI M 369 5036.85 km

2006 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Marco Werner Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R10 TDI M 380 5187 km

2005 Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
Denmark Tom Kristensen United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 M 370 5050.5 km

2004 Japan Seiji Ara
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello Japan Audi Sport Japan Team Goh Audi R8 M 379 5169.9 km

2003 Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Guy Smith United Kingdom Team Bentley Bentley Speed 8 M 377 5146.05 km

2002 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 375 5118.75 km

2001 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 321 4381.65 km

2000 Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8 M 368
5007.99 km

1999 Italy Pierluigi Martini
France Yannick Dalmas
Germany Joachim Winkelhock Germany Team BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR M 365 4968 km

1998 France Laurent Aïello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
France Stéphane Ortelli Germany Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1-98 M
351 4773.18 km

1997 Italy Michele Alboreto
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Denmark Tom Kristensen Germany Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 361 4909.6 km

1996 Germany Manuel Reuter
United States Davy Jones
Austria Alexander Wurz Germany Joest Racing TWR Porsche WSC-95 G 354

In 1999 I joined Charlie Lamm's BMW team for one year only then back to Joest.
in addition to all the WEC races that makes up the season, it was quite a busy period for me.

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Re: Audi Joest WEC Team

So where does that leave you next year? Certainly not on the sidelines sipping an adult beverage?
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Old 28th October 2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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Tod,
I'm seventy next summer and had a serious health issue just recently so
I decided to call it a day and retire. One more European trip (while still in the EU) for champagne from a village called Sacy and another for Italian red (Marabini's Millenium Riserve from Castel Bolognese) and my wine cellar will be full and then some.
That also makes 20yrs at the 24h du Le Mans and mainly for one team.
Quite enough really.
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Well played David!
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Well done sir!
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Old 31st October 2016, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thank you both.
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David, time to relax and enjoy! Good show.
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Old 1st November 2016, 05:32 AM   #9
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Thank you Jack. Maybe I'll find some time in 2017 for some social globetrotting.
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20 years, I didn't realise that, enjoy your retirement I know I am. Great effort.
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Old 11th November 2016, 12:55 PM   #12
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Pete,
Thanks. You will also remember the time in F1 1996 until 2008 (when we had some super dinners in Monaco for which I think I still owe you), 5 years of Wimbledon for the BBC , the opera for five years in Verona, DTM, and even flower farming in SA, on top of flying in BA. It all went in a flash. No sooner had one season ended and the next was beckoning.
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