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Audi R8 GRAND-AM Makes Successful Return at Watkins Glen

by on 3 July 2013 in Motorsport

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The new Fall-Line Motorsports customer-racing and quattro GmbH factory team showed great promise at Watkins Glen showing good speed and handling during difficult driving conditions due to intermittent rain throughout the race weekend. Fall-Line Motorsports completes its first GRAND-AM GT race and can build on a solid performance. The #24 quattro GmbH R8 GRAND-AM finished in 9th place and the Fall-Line Motorsports R8 GRAND-AM finished in 14th place.

Audi R8 GRAND-AM Returns to Contest Endurance Championship

by on 28 June 2013 in Motorsport

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Audi announces the return of the Audi R8 GRAND-AM at this weekend’s 6 Hours at Watkins Glen race as part of the endurance championship. Audi to field two cars that will contest the endurance championship within the GRAND-AM schedule – a quattro GmbH factory team and new customer-racing team, Fall-Line Motorsports.

GRAND-AM: Mortara & Albuquerque Return to USA to Continue Title Fight at Watkins Glen

by on 26 June 2013 in Motorsport

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Edoardo Mortara and Filipe Albuquerque are battling for a title in the United States. Together with two other drivers the Audi drivers had won the GT class at the Daytona 24 Hours in January. The Daytona 24 Hours is not only part of the GRAND-AM Series but also of the North American Endurance Championship. The series includes two other rounds – a 6-hour race at Watkins Glen on June 30 and a 3-hour race at Indianapolis on July 26. Mortara and Albuquerque are sharing an Audi R8 GRAND-AM of Audi Sport customer racing at these events. As of the Watkins Glen race, an Audi customer will additionally be entering the GRAND-AM Series. At the wheel of Fall-Line Motorsports’ Audi R8 GRAND-AM will be Al Carter, Charles Espenlaub and Charlie Putman. More…

Audi Sport Considers Daytona Prototypes and IndyCar as Possible Future Expansion

by on 18 April 2013 in Motorsport

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Rumors in the world of motorsport are lucky to have much basis in actual fact, so we’re always quick to take them with a grain of salt. Rumors that involve relayed quotes from senior Audi executives though… that’s different. More…

DTM Goes USA in Cooperation with GRAND-AM and IMSA

by on 29 March 2013 in Motorsport

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Exploring an opportunity that could additionally change the face, and the future, of road racing, GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) tonight announced a license and cooperation agreement with the Internationale Tourenwagen-Rennen (ITR e.V.), which administers DTM racing.

United Sportscar Racing to Debut in 2014

by on 20 March 2013 in Audi News

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With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at Sebring International Raceway, resulting from the merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. More…

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

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…

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…