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APR Motorsport / Rene Rast just miss Rolex 24 top-10 in qualifying

Rene Rast drove to 11th place in the day's qualifying session in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am

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In the stacked thirty-four car GT field Rene Rast drove to 11th place in the day’s qualifying session in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Such was the depth of the GT field at the Rolex 24 at Daytona that Rast’s time was less than a second behind the pole sitting car. Rast, a defending GT-class winner at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will partner with Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, and Frank Stippler in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport / Rene Rast just miss Rolex 24 top-10 in qualifying’

APR Motorsport’s Josh Hurley hangs on at the end of CTSCC Watkins Glen

APR Motorsport's Josh Hurley hangs on at the end of CTSCC Watkins Glen

In another wild Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, APR Motorsport showed its strength in the ST class again by running with both of its APR VW GTI’s in the top-ten in the late stages of the race. When the checkered flag fell, however, it would only be the no. 161 APR VW GTI of Nate Norenberg and Josh Hurley that would crack the top-ten, as Hurley guided the car to a ninth place finish.

After a strong opening stint by Norenberg, Hurley would survive a hectic late-race battle – as well as several restarts following full-course cautions – to finish ninth. The rear bumper, which hung on for dear life in the final stages of the race, was proof of the physical nature of the race.

Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport’s Josh Hurley hangs on at the end of CTSCC Watkins Glen’

Cheng, Altberg, APR Motorsport take first CTSCC win of 2012

David Cheng and Aleks Altberg took the first Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge win of their careers - and the first of the year for APR Motorsport

Rookies David Cheng and Aleks Altberg took the first Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge win of their careers – and the first of the year for APR Motorsport – in the twilight of Friday night at the demanding Road America circuit. Continue reading ‘Cheng, Altberg, APR Motorsport take first CTSCC win of 2012′

APR Motorsport enters two Audi R8 GRAND-AM for the Six Hours at the Glen

APR Motorsport enters two Audi R8 GRAND-AM for the Six Hours at the Glen

The no. 52 APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM will join the team’s stable, with drivers Marc Basseng and Frank Stippler piloting the car. Stippler, from Bad Munstereifel, Germany, drove the Audi Sport Test Car – dubbed the ‘Captain America’ car – during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Stippler has been a Factory Development Driver for the Audi R8 LMS since 2008. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport enters two Audi R8 GRAND-AM for the Six Hours at the Glen’

APR’s Aleks Altberg qualifies sixth for the CTSCC Emco Gears Classic

APR's Aleks Altberg qualifies sixth for the CTSCC Emco Gears Classic

Aleks Altberg led the four APR VW’s in a caution-filled qualifying session for the CTSCC Emco Gears Classic. With limited green flag time for all of the ST-class cars, Altberg clicked off a 1:37.252, good for sixth, his second top-ten qualifying effort of the 2012 season. Continue reading ‘APR’s Aleks Altberg qualifies sixth for the CTSCC Emco Gears Classic’

APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic

APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic

The rolling hills of Mid-Ohio are a complete change of scenery from the street circuit of Belle Isle, but APR Motorsport was prepared for the change in scenery. After a relatively quiet week, where the team only raced its Rolex Series Audi R8 Grand-Am in Belle Isle, the entire team – and additional five Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge cars – took to the track for Friday’s qualifying sessions. Continue reading ‘APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic’

Grand-Am, CTSCC Friday galleries from Barber Motorsport Park

Brumos Porsche, Leh Keen qualifying at Barber, Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

With the storms moving in and out during yesterdays sessions, we managed to snap some shots and finally get them posted. Todays calls for much better weather but the CTSCC race my have showers. Continue reading ‘Grand-Am, CTSCC Friday galleries from Barber Motorsport Park’

Nate Norenberg qualifies APR’s no161 VW GTI sixth in CTSCC

Nate Norenberg qualifies APR's no161 VW GTI sixth in CTSCC, Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

In the CTSCC qualifying session, Nate Norenberg led the way for the team’s contingent of five ST-class Volkswagens, putting the no. 161 APR VW GTI that he shares with Josh Hurley into sixth on grid. Continue reading ‘Nate Norenberg qualifies APR’s no161 VW GTI sixth in CTSCC’




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