June 16th, 2014
APR’s long standing Japanese importer, Tom Hatada of APR Japan, has signed a technical partnership with Audi Team Hitotsuyama to support their racing efforts in the SUPER GT series.
Hitotsuyama is well known across Japan for its long-standing twenty year racing history, spanning over fifteen different series and classes. The team has a record of success, including several series championships.
In 2011 the team began exclusively racing the then new Audi R8 LMS in multiple series with excellent results in their first year. The team brought home a series championship …
April 9th, 2013
Team’s drivers put on a show for home crowd at Barber Motorsports Park
April 9, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – While retiring both the no. 171 and no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI’s from Saturday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race was disappointing for the APR Motorsport squad, there were still plenty of smiles under the team’s awning in the paddock of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Racing in front of dozens of guests from APR, National Bank of Commerce, and distributors and retailers of APR, the team had a large group of supporters that cheered on …
April 5th, 2013
Two hours from home, GRAND-AM’s only Alabama team looks ahead to a big weekend in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
April 5, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – Home field advantage exists no matter the sport, and in the case of APR Motorsport, their home field is the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.
Barber is two hours from APR’s 36,000 sq. ft. facility in Opelika, Alabama, making this weekend the best opportunity for the staff, family, friends, and partners of APR to witness the team compete in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
“When you are competing in …
February 27th, 2013
Baas and Taylor continue in no. 171 APR VW Jetta with Chris Lock joining Aleks Altberg in no. 181 APR VW Jetta
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 of them is APR Motorsport’s newest partner, Audi South Austin.
Bell joined APR for the first time at the …
January 31st, 2013
Despite setbacks, team leaves Daytona optimistic for rest of season
January 31, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – Starting at the back of the field for Friday’s BMW Performance 200, the no. 171 and no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI’s were on the move at the start of the two hour and thirty minute Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
Rookies Diego Duez, in the no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI, and Michael Taylor, in the no. 171 APR VW Jetta GLI, drove above their experience level as both made up several positions during the opening hour of the …
January 30th, 2013
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Team recovers from costly penalty to contend for win in team’s second attempt at Rolex 24 at Daytona
January 30, 2013 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – It was a charge from the back for the four drivers of the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, Rene Rast and Frank Stippler’s combined efforts brought their silver Audi from three laps down to nearly win the GT race in the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona.
After qualifying tenth, Rast had the no. 52 APR Audi R8 marching towards the front of the field …
January 25th, 2013
Team will run Live Blog throughout Rolex 24 at Daytona
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 depth of the GT field at the Rolex 24 at Daytona that Rast’s time was less than a second behind the pole sitting car. Rast, …
January 24th, 2013
Michael Taylor to become youngest-ever driver in CTSCC, while race-winner Aleks Altberg to partner with Diego Duez in second APR Motorsport VW
January 24, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – Looking to continue its race winning tradition in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, APR Motorsport has finalized its driver lineup for this weekend’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway.
In addition to the no. 171 APR VW that will be driven by South African rookie Michael Taylor and GRAND-AM veteran Ian Baas, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race-winner Aleks Altberg, from Renton, Washington …
January 18th, 2013
Team adds Canadian David Empringham to no. 51 APR Audi R8
January 18, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – The changes are more than just skin deep for the pair of Audi R8’s that APR Motorsport will field at next weekend’s 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. After last year, in which APR Motorsport helped to bring the Audi R8 GRAND-AM to it’s first Rolex 24, the team is returning with a pair of Audi R8’s capable of running at the front.
With striking new liveries for both the no. 51 and no. 52 APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM …
January 17th, 2013
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