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Top-Ten run for APR Motorsport Ends with Mechanical Failure at Watkins Glen

August 14th, 2012


Strongest Performance to Date for APR Audi R8 Grand-Am, Dr. Jim Norman, and Dion von Moltke Goes Unrewarded

August 14, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – The day had gone to plan for the APR Motorsport team at the Continental Tire 200 on the short course at Watkins Glen International. After a strong opening stint for Dr. Jim Norman, who started 11th and ran as high as fourth, his teammate Dion von Moltke had the no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am in sixth position with thirty minutes remaining in the two-hour race.

Good on fuel and running a strong …

Norman, von Moltke, and APR Motorsport Look To Make Things Right at Watkins Glen

August 10th, 2012


After Setbacks at the Six-Hour, Team Is Looking For a Better Result

August 10, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – Watkins Glen was not very kind to APR Motorsport the last time the team from Opelika, Ala., was there.

Competing with two cars in the Rolex Series for the first time, both the no. 51 and no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am’s ran within the top-10 during the opening hour of the race before being slowed by similar suspension problems that sent both cars behind the pit wall for repairs. After the high of seeing the no. 52 car …

APR Motorsport Beats the Other VW’s – and Mustangs – at Mid-Ohio

August 7th, 2012


Ian Baas Lands on Touring Car Podium With Last Lap Heroics at Cadillac Grand Prix Presented by Stoptech

August 7, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – APR Motorsport’s Ian Baas survived heavy rain, a drive-through penalty, and wayward GT cars in the Pirelli World Challenge Championships’ Cadillac Grand Prix Presented by Stoptech at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to claim a podium spot on Sunday, in the second of two Pirelli World Challenge races, in his no. 49 APR VW GTI.

In Saturday’s race, the team elected to put Baas’ no. 49 …

APR Motorsport Will Challenge the World – at Mid-Ohio

August 3rd, 2012

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Team is set for Season Debut in SCCA World Challenge with Ian Baas and Alex Popow

August 1, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) Somehow, APR Motorsport managed to survive the madness of the Grand-Am Brickyard Sports Car Challenge over the weekend with two whole cars from the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge intact. So the team is doing the logical thing – taking them to compete in this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Championships double-header at the Mid-Ohio sports car course.

APR Motorsport will enter two VW’s in the Touring Class at this weekend’s Cadillac Mid-Ohio Grand Prix …

The Crew of APR Motorsport Rallies to get APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to the Checkered

August 1st, 2012


Six APR Motorsport Cars Compete at Legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Team Nets Top-10 in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race

August 1, 2012 (Indianapolis, Ind.) – The first GRAND-AM event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was one of the wildest days on record in both the Rolex Sports Car Series as well as the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

Both races were affected heavily by rain, meaning APR Motorsport would have to deal with the elements – as well as other cars – throughout the day.

Starting from fifth for …

Super Weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be Super Busy for APR Motorsport

July 26th, 2012

Waterfest 2012

After Attending Waterfest, Team Travels with Six Cars to the Brickyard

July 25, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – It will be a quick, one-day, in-and-out event for APR Motorsport as the team travels to Indianapolis, Indiana for the historic first sports car race in the history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Part of the Super Weekend, this Friday will see Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge take part in a one-day event at the world famous Brickyard. With a total of six cars competing, it will be a very busy day for …

Déjà vu, and Double-Vision, for APR Motorsport at Watkins Glen

July 6th, 2012

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Both APR Audi R8’s Slowed With Mechanical Problems in Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

July 6, 2012 (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) — A promising start to the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen unraveled for the pair of APR Audi R8 Grand-Am’s. But for a while, they sure looked cool racing around the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International Circuit together.

Bookending the field, the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am of Frank Stippler and Marc Basseng started the race from second position. After an incident during practice, …

Hurley – And His Rear Bumper – Hang on at the end of CTSCC Watkins Glen

July 1st, 2012

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Team brings Two Audi R8’s and Last Week’s CTSCC Winner to Watkins Glen

June 30, 2012 (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) – In another wild Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, APR Motorsport showed its strength in the ST class again by running with both of its APR VW GTI’s in the top-ten in the late stages of the race. When the checkered flag fell, however, it would only be the no. 161 APR VW GTI of Nate Norenberg and Josh Hurley that would crack the top-ten, as Hurley guided …

Stippler Takes APR Audi R8 to Front Row at Watkins Glen

June 30th, 2012

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The German from Bad Munstereifel Qualifies Second in First GRAND-AM Appearance

June 30, 2012 (Watkins Glen, N.Y.) – Proving a quick study to the challenges of the Watkins Glen International circuit, Frank Stippler drove the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to second in the fifteen-minute qualifying session for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.

Stippler’s time of 1:51.018 was set on his first flying lap and would hold up throughout the rest of the session. Stippler will share the car with fellow German Marc Basseng in the six-hour …

APR Motorsport Brings Momentum to the Glen

June 28th, 2012


Team brings Two Audi R8’s and Last Week’s CTSCC Winner to Watkins Glen

June 28, 2012 (Opelika, Ala.) – Spirits are high in the APR Motorsport camp, as after one of it’s strongest weekends of the year at Road America, the team heads to a track which has seen some its strongest success in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

At last Saturday’s Rolex 250 driven by VisitFlorida.com, the no. 51 APR Audi R8 recovered from early contact to lead the Rolex Series’ GT class in the late stages before …

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