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GRAND-AM: McNish Optimistic for Top Daytona Result

by on 25 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Allan McNish believes the foundations have been laid for a successful Daytona 24 Hours this weekend (26-27 Jan). The Dumfries-born race ace is bidding to win the annual twice-around-the-clock sportscar endurance race in Florida for a first time having finished second on three previous occasions. “It’s all pretty tight at the front on race pace,” […] More…

GRAND-AM: Rast Narrowly Misses Top 10 for APR Motorsport in Stacked GT Qualifying

by on 25 January 2013 in Motorsport

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January 25, 2012 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – A strong qualifying session highlighted a busy day for the APR Motorsport team at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday. 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 […] More…

GRAND AM: Rolex 24 Thursday Gallery Live

by on 25 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Thursday in Daytona marked practice and qualifying out at the track. What was learned (or rather reconfirmed) during the session is that Porsche has about a half second advantage around the track as do the R8s. Though Filipe Albuquerque was faster than the competition from Ferrari, there was thought that they may be faster as […] More…

GRAND-AM: Hot Lap of Daytona Rolex 24 Configuration in Audi RS 5

by on 25 January 2013 in Audi News Video

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An upside to attending the Audi Motorsport Experience is that guests get a chance to ride along on hot laps in some of Audi’s hottest models. We had just such a chance in an RS 5 and managed to shoot some video. Watch it below. More…

GRAND-AM: Audi on Third Row of the Grid at Daytona

by on 24 January 2013 in Motorsport

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The best Audi R8 GRAND-AM will be starting into the 24-hour race at Daytona (Florida) from the third row. The fastest driver of the Audi customer teams in qualifying was Filipe Albuquerque. More…

GRAND-AM: WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 Qualifies Sixth for Rolex 24 at Daytona

by on 24 January 2013 in Motorsport

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I waited for the tire pressures to come. I didn’t want to push too early or push too late. I knew when I had a shot I was a bit concerned because I was getting the slip stream. But, it was not enough to overtake on the main straight. I took some risk and I dove into corner one. For a momentum, I had some oversteer, but I managed it. It was a perfect lap. I must admit it. With the right tow, it was brilliant.”
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WeatherTech Racing Audi R8 GRAND-AM Poised for Strong 24

by on 23 January 2013 in Motorsport

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TAVARES, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Coming off a promising Roar Before the 24 Testearly 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 […] More…

GRAND-AM: SPEED to Feature 25 Hours of Rolex 24 at Daytona Coverage

by on 22 January 2013 in Motorsport

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This week SPEED announced its comprehensive broadcast coverage of the twice-around-the-clock racing classic. More…

GRAND-AM: Allan McNish Aims for Elusive Victory in Rolex 24 at Daytona

by on 21 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Britain’s Allan McNish aims to get his 2013 season off to a winning start by claiming his maiden Daytona 24 Hour endurance sportscar race victory next weekend (26-27 Jan). Dumfries-born McNish has previously finished second three times in the twice-around-the-clock Daytona race, the most recent by less than six seconds last year. Audi Sport “factory” […] More…

GRAND-AM: New-Look APR Audi R8s Set for 24 Hour Attack on Daytona

by on 18 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Opelika, AL – The changes are more than just skin deep for the pair of Audi R8’s that APR Motorsport will field at next weekend’s 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. After last year, in which APR Motorsport helped to bring the Audi R8 GRAND-AM to it’s first Rolex 24, the team is returning with a […] More…

GRAND-AM: Audi Sport customer racing Set for Rolex 24 Hours Daytona

by on 18 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Four Audi R8 GRAND-AM cars at 24-hour race in Florida Audi factory drivers reinforce U.S. customer teams Audi R8 also used as pace car Ingolstadt, January 17, 2013 – Audi Sport customer racing is promoting the Audi R8 and the U.S. racing version of the fascinating mid-engine sports car with a strong line-up at the […] More…

Q&A: Oliver Jarvis on a Successful GRAND-AM Roar before the 24

by on 12 January 2013 in Motorsport

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All three Audi customer teams and all 17 drivers who are starting into the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA) on January 26/27 with support from Audi Sport customer racing used the so-called “Roar before the Rolex 24” to prepare for the U.S. endurance classic. In total, the four Audi R8 GRAND-AM cars from Alex Job […] More…