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Audi will concentrates its motorsport programmes for the 2009 season on the new R15 TDI.

Audi announced today that for the 2009 season will not be represented by its factory team Audi Sport North America in the American Le Mans Series in 2009. Also, it will concentrate its motorsport programmes on the new R15 TDI sport prototype.

As a result of its newly aligned motorsport programme Audi offers its motorsport customers a bespoke vehicle concept for the first time: Audi Sport developed the new R8 LMS specifically to suit the user-friendly and cost-effective requirements in the production-based GT3 class in international motorsport. The powerful 500 hp plus race car based on the Audi R8 is due to be delivered in order to prove itself on track throughout the 2009 season.
Moreover, the completely newly developed Audi R15 TDI sports prototype should make its debut on 21 March 2009 during the 12-hour race at Sebring, Florida (USA). This international sportscar classic, which should be contested by Audi Sport Team Joest