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Audi may someday compete in DP class
Audi could enter the Daytona Prototype class or its successor once Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series merge for 2014.

Head of Audi Sport Wolfgang Ullrich explained to Autosport that racing with the R8 GRAND-AM, which is now in its second-year in Grand-Am's GT category, would likely be only one arm of the manufacturer's U.S. racing program in the future.

"I do not think that racing for class victories should be our ultimate target," he said. "We are thinking about what we can do in U.S. motorsport in the future and we are constantly talking with people from all the motorsport authorities in the U.S."

When asked if Audi could follow Chevrolet's lead and produce its own body shape and engine for DP, or even build its own chassis, Ullrich said: "We need to look into that in detail, but we have to race in the top class and we have to race with relevant technology."

"We are not ready to jump into anything new tomorrow," he explained. "We are quite happy with the programs we have at the moment." Racer.com

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