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
Últimos momentos de la Rolex 24 en Daytona 2013
Últimas vueltas de una intensa carrera en las 24 horas de Daytona.
Excelente inicio de año para los campeonatos de automovilismo.
Last laps of an intense race at Daytona Rolex 24. Great start of the 2013
year for racing championships.
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 Rolex 24 at Daytona - DP #01 Highlights - Part 1/2
[Part 1 of 2 - Day 1, Saturday Jan/26th First 8 Hours] 2013 Rolex 24 at
Daytona - All the highlights from the Telmex/Target BMW Daytona Prototype
01 of Chip Ganassi Racing driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett, Memo
Rojas and Charlie Kimball.
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.
Porsche at Daytona 2013: The chequered flag
Close competition, drama, fog: the 2013 edition of the Daytona 24 had it
all. Follow the Porsche team through their race around their clock. More
information on http://www.porsche.com/daytona