It was only last year that Audi made its debut at Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT category. This was achieved with two customer R8 supercars. Today, a year later, it is the same Audi R8 Grand AM that arrived at the Daytona International Speedway to capture the GT class win for the 2013 season.
Audi put up a spectacular performance at the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona, doubling its force with the R8 Grand AM vehicles where in all four vehicles will be campaigned for customer teams. The Audi R8 driver lineup included DTM Series stars Felipe Albuquerque, Edoardo Mortara, Oliver Jarvis, Frank Biela and Markus Winkelhock. APR Motorsport, Alex Job Racing and Rum Bum Racing were seen receiving some other forms of attention during the weekend.
Pit crew members from Audi Sport Team Joest operations serviced one of the R8 Grand AM vehicles. 65% of each lap was driven at full throttle wherein the R8 Grand AM was powered by a 5.2 liter V10 FSI engine.