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APR Returns to R8 LMS Racing with New ADAC GT Masters kfzteile24 APR Motorsport Entry

posted by on 11 April 2014 in Motorsport

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Two weeks before the start of the ADAC GT Masters season, another contender has appeared on the list of teams entering an Audi R8 LMS ultra in the Super Sports Car League. Team kfzteile24 APR Motorsport is perhaps better known by its previous name of MS RACING, under which it won the ADAC GT Masters team trophy in 2012. kfzteile24 APR Motorsport are the 14th outfit to have registered for this year’s competition. Starting with the first weekend of the season (25th to 27th April) at the etropolis Motorsport Arena in Oschersleben, there will be 26 supercars from eight different manufacturers on the grid. More…

Event: Annual APR Barbecue Reveals New Construction at Alabama-Based Audi Tuning Firm & Race Team

posted by on 31 October 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Events News

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An annual autumn barbecue has become a bit of a tradition at Alabama-based Audi tuning firm APR. Each fall the team at APR opens their doors in order to show their appreciation to their ever-growing customer base through great food and fun activities. Fans come from far and wide in an effort to enjoy the day and also see what APR has been up to in the last year. More…

2013 Rolex 24 Hours: Back Story

posted 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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GRAND-AM: Bell, Baas and Audi South Austin Join Forces in Texas with #52 APR Audi R8

posted by on 27 February 2013 in Motorsport

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February 27, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – 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 […] More…

Video: Harlem Shake APR Edition

posted by on 19 February 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News Motorsport Video

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If you’re active on the internet and haven’t fallen victim to a Harlem Shake video, then more power to you. Also, consider yourself now victim. We’ve found this video from Audi tuning firm and Audi R8 GRAND-AM racing team APR. The spot is posted rather unofficially by their own Ryan Miller on his personal YouTube […] More…

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

posted 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: Rast Narrowly Misses Top 10 for APR Motorsport in Stacked GT Qualifying

posted 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…

Event Coverage: 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

posted by on 23 January 2013 in 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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For 2013, Audi has raised its level of commitment to the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. No less than four Audi R8 GRAND-AMs will be on the grid when the flag drops, fielded by teams like APR Motorsport, Alex Job Racing and Rum Bum Racing. These cars will be piloted by known GRAND-AM aces and […] More…

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

posted 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: APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona

posted by on 3 January 2013 in Motorsport

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January 3, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – 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 […] More…

APR Motorsport Reveals 2013 Audi R8 GRAND-AM Liveries

posted by on 2 January 2013 in Motorsport

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Alabama-based APR Motorsport caused a stir this week by uploading shots of its latest livery design onto Facebook before packing their pair of Audi R8s in order to head out to the ‘Roar Before the 24′ test at Daytona beginning Friday. The main change is that the team switched to a very evil-looking matte black look.
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GRAND-AM: Audi Presence Ramping Up for 2013 Season

posted by on 19 December 2012 in Motorsport

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We’re expecting news any minute from Audi Sport’s reception being held this evening (German time) that may include any number of announcements, and we suspect GRAND-AM plans will be among the headlines. Audi Sport tested in Daytona earlier this week and all indicators point toward an expansion of the marques presence in the series.
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