Goodbye, McNish

Today a fact left all motorsports enthusiasts shocked: one day before the announcement of the 2014 Audi sportscar program, the legendary scotsman Allan McNish announces his retirement from motorsport. Other than succeeding with Porsche in Le Mans in 1998, and a unsuccessful spell in F1 with Toyota, his carrer was strongly linked with Audi, where he raced since 2000. Being embraced by the four-rings manufacturer, he was part of one of the strongest dominances in motorsport. With Audi he won 2 times the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 5 times the 12 Hours of Sebring, 3 titles of American Le Mans Series and a FIA World Endurance Championship title.



Although he retired from racing, he might continue to contribute with Audi in the near future, and nothing was stated about him competing in isolated events.

With a vacant spot in Audi sportscar lineup, some names can enter in the fight, but news will only come up on December 18th.

In resume, McNish conquered all the titles he wanted in sportscar racing, so the idea of retirement isn't that bad. Working with Audi as a colaborator, we can see in the future some good drivers come out with his guidance.

Goodbye McNish, we'll miss you on the track.

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