Audi has shown an outstanding performance by winning, for the first time here, the first as well as the second place in the Grand Touring(GT) class race at 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013, in Florida. Alex Job Racing with No. 24 Audi R8 GRAND-AM, racing the GT with team comprising of (Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Mortara, and Dion von Moltke), has got the victory for the 1st position and the winning happiness has become double when No. 52 APR Motorsport Audi R8 Grand-AM has secured the second position. For the third place, AIM Autosport FXDD with team comprising of (Emil Assentato, Anthony Lazzaro, Nick Longhi and Mark Wilkins) has grabbed the third place with No. 69 Ferrari 458. Final Results of 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013 Grand Touring Class Race 1 Albuquerque/Jarvis/von Moltke/Mortara (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) 678 laps 2 Baas/Basseng/Rast/Stippler (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) + 1.476s 3 Assentato/Lazzaro/Longhi/Stanton/Wilkins (Ferrari) + 15.533s 4 Balzan/Beretta/Frezza/Pier Guidi (Ferrari) + 47.175s 5 Armindo/Lally/Lietz/Potter (Porsche) + 49.526s 6 Bleekemolen/Faulkner/Holzer/MacNeil (Porsche) + 1m 07.775s 7 Biela/Haase/Plumb/Winkelhock (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) – 1 lap 8 Aguas/Bowyer/Kauffman/Waltrip (Ferrari) – 1 lap 9 Brown/Hedlund/van Overbeek/Sharp (Ferrari) – 5 laps 10 Baldwin/Burtin/Farnbacher/Ragginger/Renauer (Porsche) – 6 laps 12 Bell/Empringham/Farano/Figge/Lacey (Audi R8 GRAND-AM) – 11 laps
Photo Gallery of Audi best 1st and 2nd place victory in GT Class of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2013
Auto Press Release 2013 Jan 27, 2013 , DAYTONA, Florida
One-two victory for Audi customer teams at Daytona
– Alex Job Racing achieves GT class win – APR Motorsport completes one-two success of the Audi R8 GRAND-AM – All three race teams in contention for victory till the end
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.
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