APR Motorsport is proud to announce that veteran Continental Tire Challenge driver Daniel Orr will be joining Ian Baas in the Audi S4 starting at Homestead Miami Speedway. Daniel will be moving to the APR Motorsport team after driving in the ST class last year and making his GS debut at Daytona in a Camaro.
Jeff Mishtawy, Director of Motorsport for APR said, “I’m ecstatic to have Daniel onboard with us in the Audi. We took notice of his great run at Daytona and I’m looking forward to his feedback about the Audi S4. He’s going to be an excellent addition to the team and we’re going to have a great run at Homestead.”
When Ian Baas learned about the signing he remarked, “Daniel has shown tremendous ability behind the wheel, I saw it firsthand last year when I raced against him in the ST class. I can’t wait to share a seat with him at Homestead. With his talent, he’s going to be fast straight away and we’re going to have a great weekend at Homestead!”
Daniel Orr is a driver who has proven his talents in a variety of classes ranging from Karts and SCCA classes to his runs last year in the ST class of the Continental Tire Challenge. It is this diverse background that has led to APR’s interest in Daniel, “Having drivers like Daniel, who have driven a variety of vehicles in their career, is one of the things we look for. Drivers like this tend to have better feedback and adaptability since they have had to adapt to many different situations. Since APR is an engineering company, we believe that a driver’s technical feedback is of the upmost importance and we know that Daniel will be perfect for this role as we continue to develop the first Audi S4 for the Continental Tire Challenge,” Jeff Mishtawy went on to explain.
In addition to his on track performance, Daniel is a partner at Rendorseg Motors, a car brokerage in Oklahoma. This business knowledge makes Daniel an excellent representative for APR. For more information on Daniel Orr, and his partners please visit www.danielorrracing.com.
Daniel’s debut for APR will mark the second time the Audi S4 has competed in the Continental Tire Challenge. The APR Motorsport Audi S4 is also the one of the first forced induction, all wheel drive vehicles to compete in the Grand Sport class. At the first event the Audi ran strong in the top 15 for much of the race and finished in a 19th place. This event showed the car’s inherent reliability and speed. During the break between races the crew has been hard at work at APR’s Opelika, AL headquarters developing the S4 further and is looking forward to showing off the improvements made at this weekend’s Homestead 200.
About APR: APR LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 36,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Integrity, Excellence and Innovation. APR’s Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. Learn more at www.goapr.com