For decades, Dindo Capello and Audi have terrorized the race tracks, claiming victory after victory, but the 48-year-old Italian driver has decided to step down from prototype racing.
It’s not all bad news however, as Capello will continue to be an Audi brand ambassador and will compete in GT racing with an Audi R8 LMS. The seasoned veteran has won three 24 Hours of Le Mans races (one with Bentley), is a two-time American Le Mans Series champion, and four-time winner of the 12 Hours of Sebring. His most recent top finish was at this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring race, while his final prototype race ended with a second place finish at last month’s Le Mans.
Capello has no regrets retiring from prototype racing, wholeheartedly believing that he has accomplished all that he can. Of course everyone hopes to retire out on top, and luckily Capello has been able to do so. Capello has been an Audi driver since 1994.
“Naturally, there is a feeling of sadness, as this departure from the factory team is not easy,” Capello said. “But I remain associated with the brand and will continue to contest races because the Audi R8 LMS ultra is a wonderful GT3 vehicle.”
[Source: Speed TV]