Audi and Sebring: a fond farewell

Audi and Sebring: a fond farewell

Audi's Le Mans wins are more famous, but the German firm's Sebring success was vital to its sportscar programme. Gary Watkins looks back as a special era comes to an end

Audi's 11th and final victory, at least for the time being, in the Sebring 12 Hours earlier this month cemented a connection between carmaker and motor race that will outlive any race series or organiser.

Sebring helped make Audi as a sportscar-racing marque, but Audi also helped to put Sebring on the map, bringing the US enduro to a wider, more international audience during the span of its 15-year involvement in the blue-riband Florida race.

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