Fassler: Treluyer absence will make Nurburgring race feel “bizarre”

Audi’s Marcel Fassler has admitted that the Six Hours of Nurburgring will feel “bizarre” without the injured Benoit Treluyer.

Fassler: Treluyer absence will make Nurburgring race feel “bizarre”
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#7 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
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#7 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18: Marcel Fässler, Andre Lotterer, Benoit Tréluyer
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Treluyer, who injured his spine in a training accident, won’t be replaced in the Audi Sport line up next weekend, meaning Fassler and teammate Andre Lotterer will extend their driving stints.

“It will be only the second time that the three of us are not together in the car,” said Fassler. “The first time was a long time ago in Sebring when Andre was not driving and Olly Jarvis was with us. 

“It’s a very bizarre feeling not having Ben alongside us but we wish him all the best and hope he comes back as fast as possible, ready for Mexico.

“So, for sure, the task for Andre and myself will be different.  We will have a little bit more time in the car during the practice sessions, which is a benefit, but on the other hand we will have a bit more work to do in the race. 

“Each of us normally does a double stint, and for the Nurburgring we will both have to do two double stints but we know we can do it.  We hope that at least we can go back to the same level as we were at Silverstone, and will come with a similar aero package to what we used there and not the one we used at Le Mans. 

“It’s a different approach but each of the [LMP1] manufacturers will come with a new aero package so it will be quite exciting for the fans to see these cars racing.”

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