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.
Returning to qualifying duties in the no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am, Dr. Jim Norman put in a solid performance in Friday’s fifteen-minute qualifying session to put the car 11th on the grid for Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Series EMCO Gears Classic.
“We’re definitely looking for a little more speed out of the R8, but we do have a really consistent car that will be good throughout the race,” said Norman. “With where the car has been at this season, we knew that Mid-Ohio would be a struggle but the car has been better than we expected. We’d like to get a strong finish for all the guys at APR Motorsport who have been working so hard on the car all year.”
- APR Motorsport