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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…

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…

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: Audi Presence Ramping Up for 2013 Season

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.