Benoit Treluyer will miss race due to back injury

Benoit Treluyer won’t be behind the wheel when the fourth round of FIA WEC is held at the Nürburgring in 2 weeks time.

The Frenchman who is a part of Audi Sport Team Joest #7 has sustained a spinal injury during training on a mountain bike. It’s just a small injury that doesn’t need any surgery, but only resting. But that means he can’t do the 6 hour race at the next round.

The Audi driver are currently in 4th position in the World Championship together with Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fässler, after a very troublesome start to the season. They won the opening round, but was later disqualified due to excessive wear of the undertray of the car.

Audi Sport Team Joest #7 Photo: JJ Media
Audi Sport Team Joest #7
Photo: JJ Media

This is the first time since this driver combination was put together ahead of the season start in 2010, that they wont be piloting an Audi LMP1 car together. They won the 24 hours race at Le Mans in 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as being the first FIA WEC World Champions in 2012.

Audi Sport Team Joest has announced that he won’t be replaced in the car, instead Lotterer and Fässler will do the race alone, furthermore they don’t mention anything about when he will be back in the car.

We wish Treluyer a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in the car very soon.

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