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Audi of America

June 08, 2012 16:58 ET

Round 6 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2012) -

  • Audi R8 GRAND-AM results continue to improve
  • APR Motorsport Team and Drivers push hard in Detroit
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the next challenge for APR Motorsport

The APR Motorsport Audi R8 GRAND-AM showed fans a glimpse of what the race car is capable of at the GRAND-AM Detroit 200 last week. Dr. Jim Norman, race car driver for the #51 Audi R8 GRAND-AM, lead GT teams with the fastest lap in the early practice session. The team also qualified 4th in the GT Class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, its highest position since the start of the season, and led a portion of race with strong driving by Dion von Moltke. APR Motorsport is poised to continue this trend for the EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend.

"Our APR Audi R8 Grand-Am has been improving, thanks to the support of, PR Newswire, and South African Airways, and I hope that trend will continue this weekend," said von Moltke. "Mid-Ohio is a very different track from Belle Isle. There are a lot of elevation changes and the track is relatively smooth, so it will challenge the engineers as well as the drivers this weekend to adapt with only a few days' break. There is always a lot of really tight battling around Mid-Ohio so I cannot wait to get back to racing this weekend."

The EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car course will be broadcast live on Saturday, June 9th, at 4:30 PM ET on SPEED Channel.

EMCO Gears Classic Rolex Series race information:

RACE DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 9, at 4:30 PM
DURATION: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Live timing and scoring is available during every event weekend on GRAND-AM.COM or from your mobile device on M.GRAND-AM.COM

Please click on the links below for more information about Audi Sport customer racing teams.

APR Official Site
APR on Facebook

Oryx Racing
Oryx Racing Official Site
Oryx Racing on Facebook

Limitless Racing
Limitless Racing on Facebook

Audi Sport customer racing
Audi Sport customer racing


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