Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich confirmed yesterday that the manufacturer will not attempt to defend its Le Mans Series title next season with the new R15 TDi.

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If that wasn't bad enough, they have today announced that they won't be participating in the American Le Mans Series either in 2009.

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That means we'll only get to see the new R15 TDi in action twice all year, at Sebring and at Le Mans. Gutted.