January 30th, 2012
Team rallies to see checkered flag in 50th edition of Florida endurance classic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2012 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – It would be fair to say that things didn’t go quite to plan for the no. 51 APR Motorsports Audi R8 Grand-Am in its first race – the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona. Despite two multi-hour stints in the garage to make repairs, the team was determined to see the checkered flag in its first Rolex Series race.
January 28th, 2012
The Audis and VWs charge forward in the rain at Daytona
January 28, 2012 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – With the rain falling steadily at the start of the BMW Performance 200, APR Motorsport made the calculated decision to start their cars at the back of their respective fields. With 81 cars starting in the CTSCC race in the rain at Daytona – split between the GS and ST classes – the team was betting on a fair amount of opening-lap carnage and chose to keep its rookie drivers clear of the …
January 27th, 2012
Team’s two Audis and four VW’s put in strong efforts in opening day at Daytona
January 27, 2012 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – The first day at Daytona for the GRAND-AM season opener is a long one, with several practice sessions as well as qualifying crammed into one busy day at Daytona International Speedway.
With their Audi R8 Grand-Am in the Rolex Series, and an APR-Tuned Audi S4, two VW GTI’s, and two VW Jetta GLI’s in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, APR’s pit area was busy throughout Thursday and was packed …
January 26th, 2012
Team’s motto is ‘We’re not just here to race, we are here to entertain’
January 26, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – This weekend’s 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona promises to be one of the most competitive in history of the twice-around-the-clock event. While the competition amongst the dozen or so Daytona Prototypes will no doubt command the headlines, the action in the 40+ strong GT field – with the no. 51 APR Motorsport Audi R8 Grand-Am – is likely to steal the show.
And, don’t forget, Friday’s season-opener of the …
January 24th, 2012
Team will field armada of six cars in 2012 CTSCC with major South American influence
January 24, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – You won’t have to look far to see an APR-tuned Audi or Volkswagen in this year’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
Augmenting the previously announced no. 41 APR Tuned Audi S4 for Ian Baas and Nelson Canache in the GS class, as well as the no. 171 APR Tuned VW GTI for Aleks Altberg and David Cheng, the team will add three additional VW’s in the ST class for the 2012 season, beginning …
January 24th, 2012
Companies will partner on Audi R8 Grand-Am effort in 2012 Rolex Series season
January 23, 2012 (Opelika, AL) – Bolstering APR Motorsport’s campaign in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the team is proud to officially announce the lineup of sponsors that will support the no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am, beginning with this weekend’s 50th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Enabling the team to achieve maximum exposure for not only itself, but for GRAND-AM road racing, PR Newswire has joined the team and will work with APR …
January 23rd, 2012
APR Presents our 2.0T Tuning Package for the North American Volkswagen Golf R!
Volkswagen Automotive Group’s 2.0T found in the Golf R is the world’s premiere 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and APR has developed a line of premiere performance enhancements to compliment VAG’s achievement. APR’s expertly recalibrated engine management upgrades and professionally engineered OEM replacement performance engine components result in an even more enjoyable, powerful and efficient operation with no loss of life or use. APR’s complete line of performance enhancements have been developed for the 2.0T to provide increases of 83 FT-LBS of torque and 79 …
January 20th, 2012
Aaron Mason, a third-place finisher in the APR Volkswagen Racing Cup twice in the last three years, is to return to the championship in 2012 with a three-car assault on the title.
The 32-year-old from Doncaster expects to start the season at the wheel of an AWM Motor Sport Golf GTI similar to that which netted him four race victories in 2011, but says he could switch to a Scirocco.
“There are a few options open to us,” says building company MD Mason, “and one of them is to build a …
January 18th, 2012
January 18, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR Motorsport is proud to announce the addition of Mark Scott to the technical staff of its Rolex Series program. Effective immediately, Scott will oversee the development of the team’s Audi R8 Grand-Am, serving as the team’s lead engineer.
Scott – originally from England, now residing in Indianapolis – was almost literally born with gas in his veins when he was born above the gas station owned by his father. Beginning as a mechanic and amateur driver, Scott’s motorsports career spans nearly forty years …
January 12th, 2012
Team’s cars show speed in both CTSCC classes in January Test Days
January 12, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR Motorsport showed the beginnings of another strong season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge at this weekend’s January Test Days, with their fleet of APR tuned Audis and Volkswagens taking part in three days of testing at Daytona International Speedway.
For the first time, Nelson Canache from Caracas, Venezuela joined Ian Baas in the no. 41 APR Tuned Audi S4. The duo will contest the entire CTSCC season in the …