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Dion Von Moltke, Dr. Jim Norman to anchor APR Motorsport Audi R8 GRAND-­AM in Rolex Series

  • Duo to be joined by Ian Baas at Rolex 24 at Daytona and Six Hours at the Glen  

APR Motorsport is proud to announce the driver pairing of Dion von Moltke and Dr. Jim Norman in the team’s Audi R8 GRAND-­‐AM for the 2012 GRAND-­‐AM Rolex Sports Car Series season.

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APR Motorsport makes debut in Pirelli World Challenge at Road Atlanta

Words by Elaine Bak – This Friday, September 30, APR Motorsport will be adding a new chapter to their race portfolio by making their debut appearance in the Pirelli World Challenge series in the Cadillac Road Atlanta Grand Prix.

Hopes are high for the APR Motorsport team after driver Ian Baas set the fastest lap time of 1:31.345 (100.104 mph) in the APR Motorsport No. 56 Audi B8 S4 during the morning practice session. The anticipation of racing at APR’s home track filled with Audi race fans and enthusiasts coming out to support Team Joest is only fueling this momentum further.

The Cadillac Road Atlanta Grand Prix will be a completely new experience for the drivers and the team. It is an adrenaline-pumping race of fifty minutes and it does not involve the pit stops and driver changes that the APR Motorsport team is accustomed to doing. Furthermore, during the Cadillac Road Atlanta Grand Prix, three separate classes – GTS, GT, and Touring Car – will be on the track at the same time.
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Gallery: Bosch Engineering 200 at Virginia International Raceway

Virginia International Raceway is a notoriously tough course — arguably one of the toughest in the country. The Bosch Engineering 200 ran at VIR this weekend and did nothing to dispell these beliefs. In fact, several major incidents added to VIR’s infamy. Our friends at APR Motorsport entered 3 VW GTIs in ST class and their 2010 S4 in the GS class. All four cars showed promise throughout the weekend. However, due to mechanical failures they all put up less than spectacular qualifying results. Though during the race APR moved up in the pack and showed progress.

The race abruptly ended for the APR Motorsport Audi S4 after suffering a crash as the driver attempted to avoid a spinning car in front of him. As we can see from the pictures there’s massive damage to the car. Luckily the driver Gary Gibson was unhurt and was able to walk away. QuattroWorld would like to wish to the best to the APR Motorsports team and hope to see the S4 back on the track as soon as possible. Their next scheduled race is May 29th and 30th at Limerock, Conneticut.

Once again, QuattroWorld was on location for this challenging race and we have an in depth gallery for your enjoyment.

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APR Motorsport Qualifying Results at the Bosch Engineering 200 at VIR

  • The VW DriverGear GTI MK6’s Present a Strong Showing Qualifying 3rd and 4th in the ST Class While the Audi S4 Suffers a Braking Failure 3 Laps Into Qualifying After Good Practice Sessions

The behind the scenes trials and tribulations every race team experiences very rarely make it into public view in the world of motorsport but two completely unique situations occurred just before and during APR Motorsport’s qualifying session that simply must be shared. Understanding of how awesome it was for Chris Gleason, Jr to be able to secure 3rd in his #181 VW DriverGear GTI MK6 during qualifying can only be relayed by those present and working on the car. For the Audi S4 in the GS Class, the tale to be told is not one of great results but more of great disappointment. Fortunately, for Ryan Ellis and Ian Baas, Championship Points Leaders, in the #171 VW DriverGear GTI MK6 qualifying 4th was a smooth and almost seemingly routine event.

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APR B5 S4 RSC Exhaust System

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Our good friends at APR have announced the APR B5 S4 RSC Exhaust System is coming soon!  Straight through exhaust without drone. Perfect for those pushing the limits of the 2.7T.

We are hoping to get our hands on one for our Project B5 S4.

Reflective Sound Cancellation allows for maximum exhaust gas flow while completely eliminating in cabin sound resonance (drone). RSC™ incorporates innovative technologies developed in conjunction with NASA. With limited use of packing materials and no baffles, RSC™ allows for a completely straight and free flowing exhaust path through the RSC™ mufflers. Reflective Cancellation bounces the undesirable sound waves into each other to attenuate the wave and completely eliminate the low frequency tones that create drone. Each RSC™ muffler is tuned to eliminate specific, undesirable sound frequencies allowing only the engine’s desirable exhaust notes to be heard and improving performance.

The B5 S4 in the video has a full APR RSC Exhaust System with an APR Stage III K04 Turbocharger System.

 

Audi makes up ground in DTM title fight

  • Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline scores points with all five cars
  • Timo Scheider on the podium for the first time this year
  • Mattias Ekström reduces gap in the standings

Ingolstadt/Zandvoort, August 22, 2010 – Audi has made up ground to the leader of the standings at the DTM race at Zandvoort like the brand had been hoping to do. Still, the sixth round of the season did not go according to expectations for the title defenders.
 
Similar to the race at the Nürburgring two weeks ago, the first few meters were crucial again. The quickest in qualifying, Timo Scheider, stalled the engine of his Audi A4 DTM and dropped to tenth place. With a bold recovery and a good strategy the reigning champion then pushed forward again to third place. However, the distance to Gary Paffett and Paul Di Resta at the front of the field had become too large by that time.
 
“I’ll clearly take responsibility for the mistake at the start,” said the Audi driver, who was obviously upset about the incident. “The first response was good. But then there was too much grip which is why I stalled the engine. At least I managed to clinch my first podium in the end. Still, I’m really angry because the car was perfect.”
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APR Motorsport Audi S4 shows continued promise at VIR

The scene was set for the number 01 Audi S4 from APR Motorsport to make podium after their start from P10. The car was running only .8 seconds behind the leading fastest lap times in their class and was keeping pace throughout the race. Ian Baas piloted the S4 brilliantly and was able to move it up all the way to P2 thanks for some great passing and a smart pit strategy from Jeff Mishtawy, Director of Motorsports for APR.
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Ride along in the APR Audi S4 during qualifying at VIR

Ian Baas qualified the number 01 Audi S4 from APR Motorsport in 10th place less than a second behind the pole sitter (Jack Roush Jr. in a Roush Mustang). This is going to be a close, tight race and the S4 is poised to make a run for a podium finish. The S4 uses a lot less tire than the more powerful mustangs and if a few things fall their way, APR should be looking at their first podium of the year. To make things even more exciting there is a 60% chance of rain!!! Pray for rain! If it does rain at all the Audi will obviously have a distinct advantage and will be well positioned for a win or podium finish. Stay tuned for updates. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date information LIVE from the race which starts tomorrow at 3:30PM ET.

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Audi and VW Owners Corral Saturday April 24th at Virginia International Raceway


APR Motorsport, VW DriverGear, New German Performance and Black Forest Industries to Host Audi and VW Owners Corral at VW TDI Cup and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge this Saturday in Alton, VA

Editor’s note: Josh from Quattroworld will be in attendance and will be bringing plenty of free shwag (stickers/plate frames) for anyone in attendance!

Come out and see German Engineering at its finest as this Saturday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Virginia International Raceway sees more VW’s and Audi’s on the track at one time than most can remember. APR Motorsport and Irish Mike’s Racing are fielding 6 VW’s and an Audi S4 this weekend as well a double VW TDI Cup race in what is sure to be one of the most memorable events of the year for fans of the German automotive makers. In celebration of the teams’ successes and efforts leading up to the 4th round of the Grand Am operated road course racing series and the home race for VW’s TDI Cup, an event filled owners corral is being held separately for Audi and VW vehicle owners. Continue reading ‘Audi and VW Owners Corral Saturday April 24th at Virginia International Raceway’

APR Motorsport Audi S4 shows great promise in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Barber

APR Motorsport is campaigning the only Audi in North American road racing this year. Their 2010 Audi S4 has been entered into the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class along side their 3 VW GTIs that run in the ST class. The CTSCC series is a partner series that travels and races with the Grand-Am series. Last weekend’s race at Barber Motorsport Park served as the team’s home race as it is only a few hours away from APR’s headquarters in Opelika, Alabama. Although the race ended prematurely, we view it as a success. The team showed amazing progress and proved that the S4 is here to compete and is poised to put Audi back on the podiums across North America.

Jordan Taylor qualified 5th and was the fastest “non mustang” contender during qualifying. Taylor put the car in contention early and moved the car all the way up to 2nd place before pitting the number 01 Audi S4. The team had the perfect pit strategy. Just as they brought the car in there was a full course yellow, and after a quick pitstop and tire change the car re-entered the car in 5th place, with all the cars ahead of them still needing to pit. Unfortunately it appears that there was a rear differential mount failure that happened as Ian Baas launched the car normally out of the pit lane. This mount failure caused the car to go into limp mode and Ian experienced notable power loss as a result. The decision was made to pull the car from the race at that point.

Full gallery and team quotes after the jump!
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