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Audi takes emotional win while Dumas, Jani and Lieb are crowned World Champions

The final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship was an emotional one at the Bahrain International Circuit, with champions crowned, farewells made to firm friends, and drama along the way. 
Below are the key headlines: 
  • Lucas Di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis take second win of season to end Audi endurance era on an unforgettable high 
  • Marcel Fässler, Benoit Tréluyer and André Lotterer complete perfect send-off for German manufacturer with dominant 1-2 
  • No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid trio of Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani take FIA World Endurance Drivers’ title after sixth place finish, despite contact with KCMG Porsche in second hour 
  • Porsche takes fourth WEC title in two years
  • Mark Webber finishes career with podium placing as he and teammates Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley take hard-fought third place 
  • Australian ace takes chequered flag for final time in career to emotional scenes 
  • Audi’s win is 107th in all major international series and 16th in FIA WEC history 
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing end season with fourth and sixth positions with No.5 TS050 Hybrid heading No.6 car to finish line 
  • Rebellion Racing take eighth LMP1 Privateer class win of 2016 season in comfortable run to flag in final race with R-One-AER
For all the times from today's ninth and final round of the 2016 WEC CLICK HERE
Picture below shows left to right: Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Fritz Enzinger, Andreas Seidl

Ferrari win GT Manufacturers race; Aston Martin seal LMGTE Pro title

  • LMGTE Pro sees Danish pair Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim crowned champions in No.95 Aston Martin after they resist late pressure from No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE 
  • New champions inherited lead from No.97 entry after they lose time with lost wheel after a suspected brake problem 
  • No.71 AF Corse Ferrari of Sam Bird and Davide Rigon takes third place as Prancing Horse celebrate winning the FIA World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers 
  • LMGTE Am sees Abu-Dhabi Proton Porsche of Khaled Al Qubaisi, David Heinemeier-Hansson and Pat Long take second class win of the year
  • Newly crowned champions – No.83 AF Corse Ferrari trio of Emmanuel Collard, Francois Perrodo and Rui Aguas take third in class behind KCMG Porsche 911 RSR to seal championship.
See you all at Silverstone on 16th April for the start of the 2017 WEC season! 
Pictures below show LMGTE Pro Champions Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim from Aston Martin Racing on the top step of the podium; second picture shows LMGTE Am champions Rui Aguas, Emmanuel Collard and Francois Perrodo from AF Corse
No26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 05 Nissan takes pole in LMP2
No.98 Aston Martin V8 Vantage wins pole in LMGTE Am
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