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APR Motorsport heads to the Circuit of the Americas

Stephen Hooks, praised his team for their work and commitment throughout the 24 hours - as well as the previous twelve months - with the team's R8 Grand-Am program

One month after celebrating its runner-up finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, APR Motorsport is heading to GRAND-AM’s first visit to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas with the driving duo of Matt Bell and Ian Baas in the no. 52 APR Audi R8. Joining both of them is APR Motorsport’s newest partner, Audi South Austin. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport heads to the Circuit of the Americas’

RageTank joins APR Motorsport at the GRAND-AM of The Americas

RageTank joins APR Motorsport at the GRAND-AM of The Americas

APR Motorsport is proud to announce the addition of RageTank, the Mobile App for track-day and motorsports enthusiasts, to its Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge program.

In addition, CTSCC Rookie-of-the-year candidate Chris Lock, who finished ninth in the season-opening BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway, will join Aleks Altberg in the no. 181 APR Volkswagen for the rest of the season, beginning with this week’s GRAND-AM of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Continue reading ‘RageTank joins APR Motorsport at the GRAND-AM of The Americas’

APR Motorsport Jetta GLI’s survive a tough BMW Performance 200

Oneighturbo BMW Performance 200 APR Motorsport VW Jetta no171 013113

Starting at the back of the field for Friday’s BMW Performance 200, the no. 171 and no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI’s were on the move at the start of the two-hour and thirty minute Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport Jetta GLI’s survive a tough BMW Performance 200′

APR Motorsport / no52 Audi R8 take second place at Rolex 24 at Daytona

Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, Rene Rast and Frank Stippler's combined efforts brought their silver Audi from three laps down to nearly win the GT race in the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona

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It was a charge from the back for the four drivers of the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, Rene Rast and Frank Stippler’s combined efforts brought their silver Audi from three laps down to nearly win the GT race in the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport / no52 Audi R8 take second place at Rolex 24 at Daytona’

APR Motorsport VW MK6′s set for CTSCC BMW Performance 200 opener

APR Motorsport no171 Jetta, Michael Taylor and Ian Baas CTSCC BMW Performance 200

Looking to continue its race winning tradition in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, APR Motorsport has finalized its driver lineup for this weekend’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

In addition to the no. 171 APR VW that will be driven by South African rookie Michael Taylor and GRAND-AM veteran Ian Baas, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race-winner Aleks Altberg, from Renton, Washington will partner with Diego Duez, from Cuernavaca, Mexico, in the team’s no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI. Altberg, who will enter his second year in the CTSCC and APR, took his maiden win in 2012 at Elkhart Lake in a nail-biting race that saw him withstand heavy pressure in the final laps as he nursed home a car that was both out of fuel and out of tires. Duez, who has been an VW Motorsports Factory driver in his Mexico for three seasons, drove in 2012 in the VW Polo R Cup in India.

“It’s great to be returning to the CTSCC with APR Motorsport,” said Altberg. “The effort this year is more focused and I’m coming in with more confidence. Last year I think we had the pace to be at the front more often than we were, and now I think I know how to get to the front and stay at the front. I’m really looking forward to working with Diego and with APR again this year.”

Duez is eager to parlay his international experience behind the wheel of VW’s into the CTSCC with APR Motorsport.

APR Motorsport no181 Jetta GLI, Aleks Altberg and Diego Duez, CTSCC BMW Performance 200

“The whole team is working very hard, and I am looking forward to my first race here in Daytona,” said Duez. “The level of competition is very high and the Daytona track is a new experience for me. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend and I am looking forward to racing the APR Jetta GLI on Friday.”

Taylor, who is also a rookie to the CTSCC, will enter Daytona with the benefit of having spent time behind the wheel of the APR VW’s under the guidance of Baas. At sixteen years old, Taylor will become the youngest driver in series history.

“It’s very exciting to be here at Daytona for the first race of the season,” said Taylor. “Ian has helped me to get up to speed and the Jetta GLI was really fun and easy to drive. From what I have seen we will have a very competitive car for the race and my job will be to give it to Ian in good shape and near the front of the field. It’s exciting to be the youngest driver in the history of the CTSCC, but now I’d like to become the youngest winner!”

Since entering the championship in 2009, APR Motorsport has won each season it has competed in the CTSCC. Baas, who has four ST-class wins in the CTSCC with APR Motorsport, will also drive the no. 52 APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“I’m really excited to be back in ST this season,” said Baas. “With Mikey and our APR VW’s, we have a very fast combination that can win races and contend for the championship. Every year the level of competition in the ST class goes up , and APR has stepped up their game as well. Daytona should be a good track for our cars and I’m really looking forward to the race.”

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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’

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’

More struggles for APR Motorsport’s Audi R8 Grand-Am at Watkins Glen

The left-rear wheel bearing failed on the no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am

The day had gone to plan for the APR Motorsport team at the Continental Tire 200 on the short course at Watkins Glen International. After a strong opening stint for Dr. Jim Norman, who started 11th and ran as high as fourth, his teammate Dion von Moltke had the no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am in sixth position with thirty minutes remaining in the two-hour race. Continue reading ‘More struggles for APR Motorsport’s Audi R8 Grand-Am at Watkins Glen’




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