Inaugural World Endurance Championship Race at Circuit of the Americas Proves Competitive
Road race fans were treated to one of the most intense two-car battles yet to take place at the new Circuit of The Americas 3.4-mile, 20-turn track Sunday, Sept. 22, when factory LMP1 teams from Audi and Toyota battled all afternoon in an intense effort to grab the win in the first-ever FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race held at the circuit.
In the end, the race was won by the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest car, piloted by drivers Tom Kristensen, Loïc Duval and Allan McNish. They managed to prevail despite a serious back-and-forth battle with the second-place finisher, Toyota Racing’s No. 8 car with Anthony Davidson, Sébastien Buemi and Stéphane Sarrazin behind the wheel. The No. 1 Audi Sport Team Joest, car driven by André Lotterer, Benoit Trelyuer and Marcel Fassler finished third.