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Audi Announces Motorsport Experience for 2015 Daytona 24 Hour Race

by on 16 December 2014 in Motorsport

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The Audi motorsport experience offers Audi customers an opportunity to learn about Audi racing technology during a race weekend or at the Dealership. Programs include hospitality for the World Endurance Championships and the TUDOR SportsCar Championship. Trackside event activities include Driver meet and greet, technical discussion, paddock, pit and track tours. Audi Fan Zones showcase Audi historic racing vehicles, Audi collection merchandise, racing simulators, Audi Racing Legend presentations and race updates. Dealership events focus on race to production technology and feature Audi teams and cars. Driver meet and greet, technical discussion, and test drives are elements in the program.
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Rolex 24: Second Consecutive Victory for Audi at Daytona

by on 27 January 2014 in Motorsport

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We’re getting prepped to head out to the airport and return home from the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Of course the results were highly controversial and we’ll publish analysis of this and a recap along with hundreds of original photos once we’ve returned. In the meantime, here is the original press release that came when Audi had initially been declared the winner. Also attached are photo galleries from Audi with more to come later from our own staff. More…

Oliver Jarvis Bidding for Second Consecutive Daytona Class Triumph

by on 20 January 2014 in Motorsport

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British Audi ace aims for perfect start to 2014 in “classic” 24 Hour race
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TUSC: Flying Lizard Completes Roar Before the Rolex 24 Test in Daytona Beach

by on 11 January 2014 in Motorsport

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Flying Lizard Motorsports wrapped up the first test of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season in successful fashion, running its No. 35 and No. 45 Audi R8 LMS race cars for eight separate sessions over three days, and finishing with the quickest lap time in the 28-car GT Daytona class at a 1:47.981, quicker than the fastest Audi race and qualifying laps from 2013. The PR Newswire / UBM Tech / eSilicon No. 35 was shared by Seth Neiman, Dion von Moltke, Alessandro Latif, and Filipe Albuquerque, while the Venezuela / eSilicon No. 45 was driven by Nelson Canache Jr., Spencer Pumpelly, and Markus Winkelhock, with Tim Pappas set to join the trio for the Rolex 24 race coming up in three weeks.
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TUSC: GMG Finishes Daytona Pre-Season Test in Top 10

by on 11 January 2014 in Audi News

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Coming into this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, the annual pre-season test in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) knew that running a solid, measured program would be key. With the team advancing to the all-new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, debuting with their first-ever Rolex 24, the team knew their opportunity for a strong result at Daytona really began this weekend. More…

TUSC Daytona Test Day 2, Fall-Line Motorsports Update

by on 22 November 2013 in Audi News

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Fall-Line Motorsports spent 2013 learning the Audi R8, running five races late in the season with its best finish fifth at Kansas Speedway with Bryan Sellers and Mark Boden.
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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…

Video: Audi Sport ‘Gets It’, Says DRIVE’s Leo Parente on Shakedown

by on 30 January 2013 in Motorsport Video

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With the Rolex 24 one for the record books, DRIVE’s Leo Parente has filed a piece on Rolex… or at least that was the intention. It sounds like at some point Parente changed the story to more of a focus on brands that get racing and brands that don’t. Perhaps not surprisingly, Audi is referenced […] 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…