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Frictional Losses: Looking back at the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona

by on 26 February 2015 in Motorsport

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Last year the Flying Lizard Audi R8 LMS was stripped of a win after a controversial decision reversal which saw the Level 5 Ferrari take the win in the fiercely contested GTD class. This year it was the turn of the Wayne Taylor Corvette Team to incur the wrath of the organizers when its DP car was sent from 3rd to last in class. Ironic as it seems, Jordan Taylor spent a few ticks too many of the Rolex clock in the car despite a literal last minute effort to right the wrong. Ganassi won again with their Ford Eco Boost entry gaining themselves a record 6th overall win at the twice-around-the-clock classic. To be truthful, as a class that I do not really follow, this didn’t mean a whole lot to me despite the plaudits that the team certainly earned.

IMSA: Audi R8 LMS Race Teams Finish in the Top 10 at Rolex 24

by on 28 January 2015 in Motorsport

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Two top ten finishes for Audi R8 LMS race teams at Daytona 24 hour race Paul Miller Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports finish 6th and 10th respectively Valiant effort by pit crews and drivers to finish the race strong Daytona Beach, Florida — The Audi R8 LMS race teams and drivers performed well from the start of […] More…

2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona: Tune-In Guide

by on 21 January 2015 in Motorsport

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The 2015 international motorsports season gets underway with the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona, opening the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. Race fans can follow the non-stop action on FOX, FOX Sports and, from the pre-race grid and waving of the green flag all the way through twice-around-the-clock to the checkered flag and Victory Lane celebrations.

Rolex 24: Filipe Albuquerque Joins Starworks Roster for All Out Run on Daytona

by on 20 January 2015 in Motorsport

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The sportscar racing season officially begins this weekend with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Of course we’ll be rooting for the Audi R8 LMS teams from Paul Miller Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports contesting the GTD class. However, another Audi driver will be on the grid as Filipe Albuquerque has been added to the roster […] More…

Paul Miller Racing Kicks Off 2015 Campaign at Daytona Rolex 24 Roar Test

by on 19 January 2015 in Motorsport

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Paul Miller Racing officially kicked off its 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship campaign this weekend at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona where team drivers Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke, Bryce Miller and René Rast put the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS through its first laps of the season. More…

IMSA: Season Starts for Audi at Daytona

by on 19 January 2015 in Motorsport

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Two Audi customer teams to contest 24-hour race in Florida (USA) Audi R8 LMS competes in numerically strongest class Audi driver Markus Winkelhock: Daytona is like a sprint race The 2015 season opens with an endurance classic in the USA for Audi customer racing. Two Audi R8 LMS will start at the 53rd running of […] More…

2014 Classic 24 at Daytona: A Celebration of Winners… Passed and Present

by on 8 January 2015 in Motorsport

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Editor’s Note: If it’s January then that means the racing season is about to begin. In fact, this weekend is the annual Roar Before the 24 Hours of Daytona, a test for teams to make final on-track preparations ahead of the 24 Hour race at the same track later in the month. Given team trucks […] More…

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.

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

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.

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…