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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’

Filipe Albuquerque / WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 qualify sixth for Rolex 24 at Daytona

no24 WeatherTech / Alex Job Racing Audi R8 Grand-Am at the Rolex 24 Hour

Filipe Albuquerque, of Portugal, will start the No. 24 WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 from the third row on the GT grid when the green flag drops for this weekend’s 51st GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Albuquerque’s fastest lap (1:48.282, 118.358 mph) came on his fifth trip around the 12-turn, 3.56-mile Daytona modified oval track. Overall, he was happy with the car’s performance and the fact that the No. 24 WeatherTech Racing Audi was the fastest Audi in Rolex GT heading into Saturday’s race. Continue reading ‘Filipe Albuquerque / WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 qualify sixth for Rolex 24 at Daytona’

FOAMETIX, Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports return to the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona

FOAMETIX/Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports, 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona Photos: © Corey Beaman / oneighturbo.com

FOAMETIX / Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports returns to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the sixth-consecutive year this weekend with team owner and lead driver Claudio Burtin co-driving the No. 17 FOAMETIX / Z-Value Porsche GT3 with Martin Ragginger and Jack Baldwin and first-time teammates Mario Farnbacher and Robert Renauer. Continue reading ‘FOAMETIX, Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports return to the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona’

WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 GRAND-AM Poised for Strong Rolex 24 Hour

WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 GRAND-AM Poised for Strong Rolex 24 Hour

Coming off a promising Roar Before the 24 Test early in the month the No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM team is poised for a strong 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Jan. 26-27.

Audi factory drivers, Edoardo Mortara (Italy), Filipe Alburquerque (Portugal), Oliver Jarvis (England) and American Dion von Moltke (Coral Gables, Flor.) are ready to make a run for the coveted Rolex Daytona watches awarded to the winners of the race. Continue reading ‘WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 GRAND-AM Poised for Strong Rolex 24 Hour’

APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Matt Bell, John Farano, Alex Figge and Dave Lacey will team up in the 2013 APR Motorsport Audi R8 no51 at the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona

Not only is APR Motorsport unveiling a new-look testing livery for this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, but the team is proud to announce its driver lineup for the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. Americans Matt Bell and Alex Figge will join Canadians John Farano and Dave Lacey in the no. 51 APR Audi R8.

Additionally, APR Motorsport driver Ian Baas will compete in the Rolex 24 in the factory-supported no. 52 APR Audi R8, joining Marc Basseng, Frank Stippler, and Rene Rast. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona’

GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series

Team Magnus Racing wins the 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman

Underscoring the cooperative spirit of their merger announced last September, GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron today unveiled the initial concept for the organizations’ unified competition class structure that will debut in January 2014 at the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Continue reading ‘GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series’

Alex Job to field WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM in Rolex 24 Hour

Audi R8 GRAND-AM successful at Daytona test

Alex Job Racing has teamed up with Audi Sport customer racing to field the No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM for the 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Jan. 26-27. Continue reading ‘Alex Job to field WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM in Rolex 24 Hour’

APR Motorsport Will Field two Audi R8′s at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona

APR Motorsport Will Field two Audi R8's at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona, Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

APR Motorsport, the team that introduced the Audi R8 to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, has raised the bar for this year’s race as it will bring two of Audi’s famous GT racers to January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Piloting the no. 52 APR Audi R8 will be the German lineup of Marc Basseng, Rene Rast, and Frank Stippler. Basseng and Stippler return to APR after driving the no. 52 APR Audi R8 at last season’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen, where Stippler piloted the Audi to second in qualifying. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport Will Field two Audi R8′s at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona’




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