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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: 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…

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: 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…

Event Coverage: 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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: 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…