Audi’s horror run at the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone could see the champion outfit use test cars for the rapidly approaching Spa 6 Hour.
Two separate accidents to the R18 e-tron quattros at the 6 Hours of Silverstone meant the first double-retirement for Audi for nearly three years with an inspection of the cars confirming significant damage.
With the Spa 6 Hours scheduled for May 3, it has been revealed that both cars have sustained damage to the pick-up points on the front suspension.
“Both tubs are damaged to the extent that they will have to be sent away to be repaired and it is unlikely that we will get them back in time,” said Audi Sport boss Wolfgang Ullrich.
“So we will have to find another solution. It will be a close cut.”
Audi is looking at using two spare test car chassis’ and have also committed to running a third car for Oliver Jarvis, Marco Bonanomi and Filipe Albuquerque, as part of preparations for its three-car assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.