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Treluyer to miss Nurburgring WEC round through injury

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Audi has confirmed that Benoit Treluyer will miss the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship round at the Nurburgring through injury.

Treluyer had been due to pilot the no. 7 Audi R18 car at the six-hour race alongside long-standing teammates Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler.

However, Audi announced on Sunday that Treluyer had sustained an injury to his spinal column after a fall while training on his mountain bike.

As a result, the the Frenchman will not race at the Nurburgring, but is set to be fit for the following FIA WEC round in Mexico City at the beginning of September.

“While training on his mountain bike three-time Le Mans winner Benoît Tréluyer fell and injured his spinal column,” a statement from Audi read.

“The injury will heal without surgical intervention and have no further consequences. As the recovery period will be several weeks, the 39-year-old Frenchman has to skip round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

“As a result, his teammates, Marcel Fässler and André Lotterer, will be contesting the race at the Nürburgring on July 24 as a team of two in the number “7” Audi R18.”

“On behalf of Audi Sport, I wish Benoît a speedy and full recovery so that he’ll be ready to race again in the subsequent event in Mexico,” head of Audi motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich added.

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.