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APR Motorsport and RAYS Wheels join for 2012

APR Motorsport no161 VW GTI, BMW Performance 200, © 2012 Corey Beaman

APR Motorsport, the largest team in GRAND-AM with seven cars spread amongst the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, is proud to announce its new partnership with RAYS Wheels. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport and RAYS Wheels join for 2012′

APR Motorsports race report from the BMW Performance 200

APR Motorsport no41 Audi S4, BMW Performance 200, © 2012 Corey Beaman

With the rain falling steadily at the start of the BMW Performance 200, APR Motorsport made the calculated decision to start their cars at the back of their respective fields. With 81 cars starting in the CTSCC race in the rain at Daytona – split between the GS and ST classes – the team was betting on a fair amount of opening-lap carnage and chose to keep its rookie drivers clear of the inevitable carnage. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsports race report from the BMW Performance 200′

APR Motorsport fields six cars for 2012 GRAND-AM season

APR Motorsport fields six cars for 2012 CTSCC

What is there not to love about APR Motorsport? They offer some of the best Audi and Volkswagen performance products money can buy, period. Now, APR Motorsport will field the largest VW / Audi racing program on our shores. 1 Audi S4, 2 VW GTIs, 2 VW Jettas and 1 badass Audi R8 Grand Am.

Augmenting the previously announced no. 41 APR Tuned Audi S4 for Ian Baas and Nelson Canache in the GS class, as well as the no. 171 APR Tuned VW GTI for Aleks Altberg and David Cheng, the team will add three additional VW’s in the ST class for the 2012 season, beginning with this Friday’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway. The team will add yet another car to the lineup beginning with the series’ second race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, bringing the team’s CTSCC total to six cars and making APR Motorsport, along with its entry in the Rolex Series, the largest team this season in GRAND-AM. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport fields six cars for 2012 GRAND-AM season’

Amazing 3D renders of cars from ALMS, LMS, British GT and more

Phoenix Racing Audi R8 GT3 #98 24H Nürburgring 2009

Flickr member mister_ghanja or Andrew S. has an outstanding collection of 3D cars from ALMS, LMS, British GT, VLN and more. From the Aston Martin Racing #007 Aston Martin LMP1 to the 1979 Dick Barbour Racing #71 Porsche 935, it’s in there. (continue reading…)

Audi at 24-hour race on the Nurburgring with impressive lineup of stars

It’s game on this week! The 24 Hour at the Nurburgring is here. I will be posting the schedule but things kick of this Thursday.

  • Biela, Stuck, Ekström, Scheider & company compete for Audi
  • Nordschleife commitment honors brand’s 100th anniversary
  • Ultimate endurance test for Audi’s new GT3 sports car

Just a few days after the successful DTM season opener, the next major motorsport event is on the agenda for Audi: The 24-hour race on the Nürburgring next weekend will be the ultimate endurance test for the new Audi R8 LMS which has been developed for the customer sport before customer deliveries start this fall – and a gift to fans on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Audi brand.

Continue reading ‘Audi at 24-hour race on the Nurburgring with impressive lineup of stars’

ALMS: Emanuele Pirro fastest Audi driver at Laguna Seca

Excellent job by Emanuele to capture pole in LMP1 in his last race. It was also great to see Christian Albers putting in some strong runs as well. Audi is a bit back in 9th and 10th, so we will have to see if the 4hr race will come back to them.

LMS: Emanuele Pirro fastest Audi driver at Laguna Seca
  • Audi R10 TDI on the fifth row of the grid at Laguna Seca
  • Last race with the Audi R10 TDI for Emanuele Pirro
  • First sportscar race for Christijan Albers
  • Emanuele Pirro has captured the LM P1 pole position at Laguna Seca (U.S. state of California) in his last race with the Audi R10 TDI. On Friday, the Italian won the qualifying battle against his team-mate Lucas Luhr. Continue reading ‘ALMS: Emanuele Pirro fastest Audi driver at Laguna Seca’

    Final race for Emanuele Pirro in Audi R10 TDI

    An amazing driver and career comes to an end. This weekend Emanuele Pirro will race for the last time. Emanuele is a class act from the circuit to fatherhood! We wish you well and still hope to see you out at the races.

    Final race for Emanuele Pirro in Audi R10 TDI
    • Italian driver ends 15-year career chapter
    • Five Le Mans victories and touring and sportscar titles for Audi

    Emanuele Pirro will race an Audi sports prototype for the last time in his career at the American Le Mans Series finale on 18 October at Laguna Seca. The Italian has served the brand since 1994 and is one of the most successful Audi factory drivers ever with three touring car titles, two sportscar championship victories in the American Le Mans Series and five wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue reading ‘Final race for Emanuele Pirro in Audi R10 TDI’

    ALMS: Audi achieves Petit Le Mans hat-trick

    ALMS: Audi achieves Petit Le Mans hat-trick

    Wow. Wow. Wow. If you were there or able to catch the action on TV, this was just an amazing day. I’m not going to say the racing gods gave Audi the help or luck because ALL of Audi acted like Gods, themselves. It all started on the grid formation lap when Allan McNish decided to go off smacking the wall in The Esses. The #1 Audi was done… or so we thought. allan limped the R10 TDI back to pit-road where the “God like” actions of the crew did what they do best, they fixed it and dropped two laps down. We will also give credit to the heart of Audi which is indestructable. The team, the drivers and the “God like” durability of the cars. One last note, it was after Allan had crashed, he said to his team;

    “If you fix it, I will win this race”

  • Third consecutive triumph for the Audi R10 TDI
  • Capello/McNish/Pirro win after fight back
  • Luhr/Werner finish third
  • With an impressive success at Road Atlanta, Audi continued its winning streak at the prestigious 1000-mile race “Petit Le Mans”. In front of a record crowd of 113,000 spectators, Dindo Capello, Allan McNish and Emanuele Pirro achieved Audi’s ninth consecutive victory. Audi thus remains unbeaten at Petit Le Mans. Continue reading ‘ALMS: Audi achieves Petit Le Mans hat-trick’




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