At the Daytona 24 Hours, the Audi R8 GRAND-AM has made its best showing to date: Filipe Albuquerque/Oliver Jarvis/Edoardo Mortara/Dion von Moltke won the GT category in a dramatic finale. The runners-up trailing the winners by 1.4 seconds were Ian Baas/Marc Basseng/René Rast/Frank Stippler.
Despite 65 percent of each lap having been driven at full throttle the R8 GRAND-AM that is powered by a production-derived 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine was running flawlessly on the notorious oval track for a whole day and night. With the class victory at Daytona Audi, under factory commitments or in cooperation with its customers, has now won the world's most important 24-hour races.
Audi's first 24-hour victory in the United States completes an impressive track record. After eleven victories at Le Mans plus the successes of the R8 LMS at Spa, Zolder and the Nürburgring, Audi -- thanks to its customer teams at Daytona -- has decided another classic 24-hour race in its favor.
Audi RS Moments of Truth - 1983: quattro
Audi RS "Moments of Truth" is a series of highly stylized, dynamic
short-form documentaries that capture a moment in time -- visual, visceral
proof of the impact that technological innovation and risk-taking has had
on performance in a highly competitive world.
This film tells the story of Audi quattro and the advantage that four-wheel
drive technology afforded Audi race teams in the early 1980s on the FIA
World Rally Championship circuit. Audi driver and WRC Champion Hannu
Mikkola tells the story of his win at the 1983 1000 Lakes Rally in Finland
-- a grueling race full of big-air jumps and hairpin turns. Audi quattro
GmbH head of development Stephan Reil links the story to modern day
refinements of the quattro drivetrain bringing to life the technological
benefits of the crown gear and sport differential through dynamic track
footage of the all-new RS 5.
Follow the link to learn more about how performance has evolved
1995 Daytona 24 hours race.
Footage of the 1995 running of the historic Daytona 24 hour race, while it
still ran to recognisable international rules.
2013 BMW Performance 200 at Daytona
A view from the on-board camera of the Miller Racing #158 Ford Racing
Multimatic Boss 302R sponsored by Total Car Auto and crewed + managed by
Dempsey Racing. Roger Miller driving the first stint and Ian James
finishing. We qualified 25th (started 24th) and finished 10th.
2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Trackside
Video shows highlights of the Rolex 24 for the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar
Championship from various vantage points around the track and garages.
Race footage includes the race start, Fall Line Audi crash, aftermath of
the Memo Gidley crash, night shots, Leh Keen's off in the east horseshoe
resulting in the final yellow flag, last lap incident between the Level 5
Ferrari and Flying Lizard Audi R8 and victory lane celebrations.
Also shows pre race Ferrari Challenge, Historic cars, driver autograph
session and pit road grid.
Daytona International Speedway January 25-26, 2014
2014 Roar Before the 24 - Sights and Sounds
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona, most known as the
annual Roar Before the 24. Also includes Continental Tire SportsCar
All captured without a stand so sometimes it is shaky and possibly out of
focus. Just listen to the sound in those scenarios.
Audi RS5 Review - One Take
Matt takes the 450 HP Audi RS5 for a run up and down California's second
most famous road: the "Snake" on Mulholland Highway. Is the RS5 good enough
to compete with the BMW M3 and Mercedes C63 AMG? We find out, and Matt
reviews the RS5 in exactly one take.
Rolex 24H of Daytona 2013 Finish
The last minutes of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona 2013. Congrats to Chip
Sorry for the qualty, and for the lag, but the stream was bad:)
DP:#01 Chip Ganassi Racing - BMW Riley
#10 Velocity Worldwide - Corvette DP
#60 Michael Shank Racing - Ford Riley
GT:#24 Alex Job Racing - Audi R8 Grand-Am
#52 APR Motorsport - Audi R8 Grand-Am
#69 AIM Motorsport FXDD Racing - Ferrari 458
2013 Rolex 24 Audi R8 Grand Am Time lapse at Kettler Motor Werks / ASCR
4 Cars were completely overhauled in 5 Days. The engines, fuel systems,
wiring harnesses, gearboxes, and all suspension components were removed.
The gearboxes were rebuilt and all of the suspension pick up points had
inserts installed. The fuel cells were replaced and their capacity was
adjusted to meet Grand Am requirements. The cars were also fitted with an
entire set of spare body work. The list of work completed is massive. This
took place in West College Corner IN at Brad Kettler's work shop "Kettler
Motor Werks". The #24, #13, #52 are factory cars supported by Audi Sport
Customer racing and were run by Alex Job Racing, Rum Bum, and APR. The #51
is owned and operated by APR with support from Audi Sport Customer Racing.
2013 Audi RS5 on Highway 33 - Road Test - CAR and DRIVER
Senior Editor Tony Quiroga takes the 2013 Audi RS5 canyon carving on
Highway 33 now that it is offered here in the U.S.
Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/REtNtg
CARS: Audi RS5
LOCATION: Highway 33, CA.
MAG EDITORS: Tony Quiroga
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