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Alex Job To Field WeatherTech Audi R8 Grand-Am In Rolex 24
Posted by: newsla on Dec 20, 2012 - 06:23 PM
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Alex Job To Field WeatherTech Audi R8 Grand-Am In Rolex 24

Alex Job Racing has teamed up with Audi Sport customer racing to field the No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 GRANAD-AM for the 51st running of the GRAND-AM Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Jan. 26-27.


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Alex Job Racing will provide car preparation support and Audi Sport customer racing will provide engineering support as needed. Brad Kettler, Technical Director, Audi Sport customer racing, USA, is looking forward to working with Alex Job Racing.

"I have known Alex for over 20 years as friends and competitors," Kettler said. "Alex Job Racing is an obvious choice with their strong history at Daytona and in GT racing. Alex and his team have extensive racing experience and we are glad that we could partner up for the Rolex 24 Hour. We ran the Audi R8 GRAND-AM at the Rolex 24 last year for the first time and developed it for the North American circuits over last season. We look forward to the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month."

The team will feature Audi drivers Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Javis, Edoardo Mortara and continuing his association with Audi Sport customer racing is Dion von Moltke.

Alex Job is excited to race the Audi R8 GRAND-AM at Daytona Speedway.

"I've watched the way Audi works over the past 12 years, and they do everything to a very high standard," Job said. "Combine our seasoned crew with a strong driver line-up and the R8 GRAND-AM, and I believe that is a very strong endurance package."

WeatherTech's David MacNeil has his colors on a second entry in the big race.

"We are aggressively expanding the WeatherTech brand in Europe," David MacNeil, founder and CEO of WeatherTech, said. "When Alex brought the prospect of partnering on the Audi R8 GRAND-AM entry at Daytona to me, it was an easy marketing decision to make."
The 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series kicks-off with the Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona International Speedway, Jan. 4-6, with the Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona going off Jan. 26-27.

The GRAND-AM GT category suits the Audi R8 GRAND-AM . The R8 features a 90ยบ V10 engine longitudinally mounted with a displacement of 5.204 liter / 317.6 cu. in. Framing the R8 are carbon fiber and aluminum body panels with an aluminum space frame. Suspension consists of front and rear double wishbones, coil springs over hydraulic dampers with anti-roll bars. Steering is rack-and-pinion, power assisted. Stopping the R8 are ventilated steel brake discs. The gearbox is a six-speed sequential driving the rear wheels. The R8 weighs in at 1250 kilo / 2775.8 lbs.

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