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The RACER Channel catches up with Audi Sport's Brad Kettler after and the crew almost pulled an all-nighter to ready a brand-new R18 e-tron quattro chassis to replace the one destroyed in practice after Loic Duval crashed in the Porsche curves on Wednesday.


Duval, who is largely uninjured but will not race this weekend, reportedly hit the notorious bumps exiting the complex at almost 170mph, unsettling the car and sending it airborne into the catch fencing.

Spain's Marc Gene will practice in the No, 1 for the first time today, and as Kettler shares the new R18 will be ready for the start of final practice at 7 p.m. tonight.

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