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New-Look APR Audi R8s Set for 24 Hour Attack on Daytona

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 …

APR Motorsport 2013 R8 Grand-AM Race Liveries

January 17th, 2013

APR Motorsport 2013 R8 Grand-AM Race Liveries

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APR Motorsport Sets Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona

January 3rd, 2013


Matt Bell, John Farano, Alex Figge and Dave Lacey will team up in no. 51 APR Audi R8; Ian Baas will join no. 52 APR Audi R8

January 2, 2013 (Opelika, Ala.) – Not only is APR Motorsport unveiling a new-look testing livery for this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, but the team is proud to announce its driver lineup for the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona. Americans Matt Bell and Alex Figge will join Canadians John Farano and Dave Lacey in the no. 51 APR Audi R8.

Additionally, APR Motorsport driver Ian Baas will compete …

APR Motorsport Will Field two Audi R8’s at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona

December 19th, 2012


Audi Factory Drivers and APR will Aim for Class Victory

December 19, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR Motorsport, the team that introduced the Audi R8 to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, has raised the bar for this year’s race as it will bring two of Audi’s famous GT racers to January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Piloting the no. 52 APR Audi R8 will be the German lineup of Marc Basseng, Rene Rast, and Frank Stippler. Basseng and Stippler return to APR after driving the no. 52 APR Audi R8 at last season’s Sahlen’s Six …

APR Motorsport Announces Michael Taylor and Ian Baas for Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

October 29th, 2012


Sixteen-year-old South African Rookie to partner with APR veteran in the famous no. 171

October 26, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – Announcing the driving partnership in one of APR Motorsport’s two ST-class VW’s for the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Michael Taylor, from Pretoria, South Africa, will join Ian Baas, from Indianapolis, Indiana, in the no. 171 APR VW.

At sixteen years of age, Taylor has amassed a long driving resume in his native South Africa as well as in Germany. A race winner in South African Formula Vee, he finished runner up in that championship with …

APR Motorsport Records Best Rolex Series Finish of Season with Podium at Lime Rock

October 2nd, 2012


Norman and von Moltke Finish Second and Norman is Crowned Rolex Series Rookie of the Year

October 2, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR Motorsport, with drivers Dr. Jim Norman and Dion von Moltke, capped the first year of competition for the Audi R8 in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series by finishing second in the GT class at the series’ season finale on Saturday at Lime Rock Park. After a challenging season in which the team developed the Audi R8 Grand-Am, it would score its best result in dramatic fashion at the final race of the …

APR Motorsport Will Close Out First Rolex Series Season at Lime Rock

September 27th, 2012


Short, fast, and Unforgiving Circuit leaves no room for Error at Grand-Am season finale

September 26, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – At 1.5-miles in length, Lime Rock Park – the site of this weekend’s Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park – is the shortest, tightest track on the GRAND-AM schedule.

With the circuit offering few opportunities to pass, a narrow layout, and one scary-fast, high-speed, downhill corner, spectators will be in for plenty of action as the Daytona Prototypes and GT cars of the Rolex Sports Car Series battle for the final time this season. For the GT cars, …

Amidst Excitement of Merger, APR Motorsport Heads to Laguna Seca

September 7th, 2012


Norman and von Moltke Aim for Strong run in the California Sun in no. 51 APR Audi R8

September 7, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – Two weeks ago, Dr. Jim Norman and Dion von Moltke recorded the first top-ten for the no. 51 APR Audi R8 at the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. A lot has changed since then – including a complete shift in the sports car racing landscape with the announcement of the merger between the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM for the 2014 season.

With the excitement of that announcement and the momentum …

APR Motorsport Records First Top-Ten in Rolex Series at Montreal

August 22nd, 2012


Wounded no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am Records Season Best Finish of 9th

August 22, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – It may not have happened in a way the team had hoped, but APR Motorsport recorded their first top-ten of the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Saturday afternoon.

After starting ninth in the no. 51 APR Motorsport Audi R8 Grand-Am, Dr. Jim Norman survived the always-crazy opening lap at Montreal – albeit with slight contact with a Mazda RX-8 from behind – and settled into a nice rhythm …

APR Motorsport Leaves New York And Heads North of the Border

August 16th, 2012


For the First Time, an Audi R8 Will Race in Canada As Grand-Am Visits Montreal

August 16, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) -The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series annual visit to Montreal will finally give Canadian race fans their first chance to see and hear the Audi R8 Grand-Am. It will also give APR Motorsport’s Dr. Jim Norman and Dion von Moltke a chance to finish what they started last week in Watkins Glen.

This weekend’s Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is the tenth of twelve rounds in the 2012 Rolex Series, and sees the APR Motorsport team …

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