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Q&A: Daytona Moms Erin Baas & Mic Von Moltke

by on 12 May 2013 in Motorsport

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In the time since Audi’s momentous win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in January, Fourtitude contributor Elaine Bak has had the unique opportunity to connect with Ian Baas and Dion von Moltke, two champions of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, through their mothers. Though Ian has nearly a decade of additional racing experience more than Dion, both are extremely successful today due in large part to the love, support and dedication of their families and, in particular, their moms. What follows is an overview of the careers of these racing champions through their mothers’ voices – a fitting way to celebrate this mother’s day. More…

2013 Rolex 24 Hours: Back Story

by on 4 April 2013 in Events Coverage Motorsport

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Forget the fact that English isn’t his first language… and maybe even his second or third. Filipe Albuquerque speaks it both fluently and quickly. When asked whether there’s any confusion jumping from the R8 LMS with its refined aero package to the less-optimized R8 GRAND-AM, he didn’t even seem concerned. The 27-year old Portuguese Audi factory driver pointed out that he has always found himself to be a quick study. You put him in a car, and he learns the nuance and the limits very fast. That adaptability probably explains why Filipe came out of seemingly nowhere at the 2010 Race of Champions and bested the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher and Tom Kristensen in an upset victory for the ‘new guy’.
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Choice Gear: Rum Bum Racing Team Polo

by on 8 February 2013 in Choice Gear Motorsport

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Though they may have run out of gas on the last lap, there’s no denying that Rum Bum Racing was a force to be reckoned with at the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. And while their lack of fuel had them drop from second to fourth overall, we suspect the team with its colorful […] More…

More than #4at4: 2013 Rolex 24 Videos an Audi Fan Won’t Want to Miss

by on 4 February 2013 in Motorsport Video

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There’s been no shortage of videos covering Audi’s historic win at the 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. It’s no surprise that such a momentous occasion was marked by numerous videos from various sources including Audi themselves and also this website. As such, we’ve amassed several that you really must see. Here’s a rundown in […] More…

Q&A: Markus Winkelhock on the Rolex 24 Hours & Running out of Fuel on Last Lap

by on 30 January 2013 in Motorsport

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For Audi the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona spelled victory, though for one team there was a certain level of agony in defeat when the #13 Rum Bum Racing R8 ran out of fuel. Driver Markus Winkelhock explains the experience in his own words. More…

GRAND-AM: 1-2 Victory for Audi Customer Teams at Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

by on 28 January 2013 in Motorsport

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At the Daytona 24 Hours, the Audi R8 GRAND-AM has made its best showing to date: Filipe Albuquerque/Oliver Jarvis/Edoardo Mortara/Dion von Moltke won the GT category in a dramatic finale. The runners-up trailing the winners by 1.4 seconds were Ian Baas/Marc Basseng/René Rast/Frank Stippler. Despite 65 percent of each lap having been driven at full throttle the R8 GRAND-AM that is powered by a production-derived 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine was running flawlessly on the notorious oval track for a whole day and night. With the class victory at Daytona Audi, under factory commitments or in cooperation with its customers, has now won the world’s most important 24-hour races. More…

GRAND-AM: Weathertech Audi R8 Wins GT Title in Rolex 24

by on 27 January 2013 in Motorsport

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The WeatherTech Audi R8 GRAND-AM racing team of Felipe Albuquerque (Portugal), Oliver Jarvis (England), Eduardo Mortara (Italy), and Dion von Moltke (Coral Gables, Fla.) won the GT class of the51st GRAND-AM Rolex 24 at Daytona. More…

GRAND-AM: Weathertech Racing Audi R8 Second after 18 Hours in Rolex 24

by on 27 January 2013 in Motorsport

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The No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 continues to run at the front in GT leader board after 18 hours of the 51st GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona. In fact, the Alex Job Racing prepared Audi led the race during part of the overnight hours. The race witnessed a two long caution period as fog blanketed the Daytona Beach area. More…

GRAND-AM: WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 Third after 12 Hours in Rolex 24

by on 27 January 2013 in Audi News

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The WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 has remained at the front of the GT field and currently runs in third place at the 12 hour mark of the 51st GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona. More…

GRAND-AM: Friday Photo Gallery Now Live for Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

by on 26 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Friday at the Rolex 24 may be the lull before the storm. There’s practice, and final preparations before the race. For Audi, this meant trying out a new suspension setup for the R8 GRAND-AM that seems to be preferred by the drivers. We learned other things during the day, including the names of the 51 […] More…

GRAND-AM: Audi Supplies Official Pace Cars

by on 26 January 2013 in Motorsport

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The Daytona 24 Hours organisation relied on two pace cars supplied by Audi. The Audi R8 V10 was the car to lead the field during caution periods. One of the 525 hp sportscar came in Phantom Black Pearl Effect, the other one fittingly in Daytona Grey Pearl Effect. See more photos of the 2013 Rolex […] More…

GRAND-AM: WeahterTech Racing Audi R8 Second after Six Hours in the Rolex 24

by on 26 January 2013 in Motorsport

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The WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 is running fourth at the six hour mark of the 51st GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Rolex 24 at Daytona. More…