German driver Timo Bernhard from the Audi team will not take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year.
In close coordination with the physicians and with Audi Sport the Audi factory driver attaches major importance to making a complete recovery after his accident.
Following the testing accident in March in which he was not at fault Timo Bernhard started a rehabilitation program with his personal trainer and received comprehensive medical care. Unfortunately, there’s not enough time before Le Mans for Bernhard to become 100 percent fit again.
His place in the No. 3 Audi R18 ultra will now be taken by Audi’s reserve driver Marc Gené. The Spaniard drove his first race for Audi in early May at the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC where together with Romain Dumas and Loïc Duval he clinched overall victory.
Gené will take Bernhard’s place as early as on the test day at Le Mans this weekend.