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APR Motorsport Qualifying Results at the 200 in Miami

APR Motorsport Qualifying Results at the 200 in Miami

The PerfectPedal Audi S4 Places 16th as the VW DriverGear GTI MK6’s Take 6th and 8th

APR Motorsport - Homestead Miami Speedway

At risk of sounding cliche, Miami is hot and so was the qualifying round of the CTSCC in GRAND-AM for the 200 race tomorrow afternoon. The PerfectPedal Audi S4 prepared by APR Motorsport for the GS class and driven in qualifying by Gary Gibson placed 16th while the VW DriverGear GTI MK6’s placed 6th and 8th in ST class. Less than one second separates the top 15 qualifiers in ST and GS seems to be primed for a close race to the finish. APR Motorsport is in great position with both GTI’s thanks to Ryan Ellis in 181 and Chris Gleason in 171.

Gary Gibson navigated the Audi S4 with expertise after a slew of development enhancements greatly improved the braking and handling. APR Motorsport spent the long weeks between Daytona and this week’s race equipping the S4 with some new setup changes and components developed in conjunction with APR, LLC. Gary relayed, “After the braking upgrades over the last few weeks just like our sponsor provides for my racing simulator, the S4 now has the PerfectPedal too! There is nothing as confidence inspiring in racing knowing that no matter how fast you go, you have the PefectPedal to slow you down even faster. I am able to enter the turns with greater aggression and really get full use of Audi’s quattro all wheel drive. Josh and I are ready for the race!”

APR Motorsport - Homestead Miami Speedway

The VW DriverGear GTI’s have come off of their win at Daytona with great results in practice and good positioning in qualifying. Ryan Ellis, driver of the 181 GTI, debriefed us, “With good practice rounds putting me at the front, I was able to set my best lap early on. I can’t believe how close the qualifying field is and the race tomorrow is going to be a heated contest. I’m glad the APR team has Ian and I so well prepared. Our GTI is the perfect race car for the forthcoming challenge and I thank VW DriverGear and PlaySeat for their support in our efforts. Go APR!”

APR Motorsport - Homestead Miami Speedway - 2011

Chris Gleason drove the 171 GTI MK6 to a successful 8th position in qualifying. Chris and Ryan will start tomorrow’s race nose to tail allowing for team strategy in a very closely matched field. Chris Gleason relayed about his qualifying run, “Like Ryan, I wanted to take advantage of the good positioning practice gave us for the start, I had a little bobble in turn 2 of the the first hot lap but my 3rd hot lap was clean and strong. I may have lost some speed on turn 8 but after a good position was achieved I switched to a strategy of saving the tires for the race. I am excited for my brother and I as we co-drive with our team in 181 for a podium. APR has done a great job with our GTI and I know tomorrow is going to be a tough race but Kevin and I know the car will do what we need it to.”

Follow Live Timing and Scoring of tomorrow’s 200 race at GRAND-AM.com and visit APR, LLC’s Facebook page for live updates from the APR Motorsport pits. The race will be aired on SpeedTV March 19th at 2PM EST.

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