Benoit Tréluyer1976-12-07 (age 43)
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Benoit Treluyer says he was contemplating retirement in the run-up to the SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race, but is now motivated to make a full-time racing return.
Triple Le Mans winner Benoit Treluyer and Formula 2 race winner Nyck de Vries will drive for Virgin Racing at this weekend’s post-race ABB FIA Formula E test in Marrakesh.
Top Blancpain team Audi WRT has announced its full 2017 line-up, which includes endurance ace Benoit Treluyer, junior single-seater convert Jake Dennis and Formula E driver Robin Frijns.
Audi’s Head of Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich has responded to reports in the German press that the manufacturer is set to withdraw from LMP1 after 2017, insisting nothing has yet been decided.
The two factory LMP1 drivers who missed the previous round of the FIA World Endurance Championship through injury, Toyota’s Anthony Davidson and Audi’s Benoit Treluyer, both believe they can get through the 6 Hours of COTA race weekend.
Audi’s Oliver Jarvis led the way in the opening free practice session for Saturday’s 6 Hours of COTA, round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Austin.
Audi’s Marcel Fassler has admitted that the Six Hours of Nurburgring will feel “bizarre” without the injured Benoit Treluyer.
The triple Le Mans winners were able to find solace in the #8 sister car winning the race.
Audi has withdrawn its appeal after its winning car was excluded from the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
Audi has lost victory in the opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship following post-race scrutineering at Silverstone, handing the win to Porsche.
Porsche’s Brendon Hartley dipped under last year’s pole time in second practice for the Silverstone WEC opener, but it wasn’t all good news for the German marque as the sister car suffered a brief off.
Porsche dominated the opening practice session of the 2016 World Endurance Championship season, as Timo Bernhard set the pace in the #1 919 Hybrid.
WEC's reigning manufacturer champion Porsche continued to set the pace in the second session of Day 1 of the Prologue test at Paul Ricard.