F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Jan 25, 2013 - 06:07 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2013 Daytona 24: Grand-Am Qualifying Results - Ganassi, BMW Take Pole! (Jan 24, 2013)
· 2013 Formula One (F1) Official Launch Schedule - Update 5 (Jan 23, 2013)
· IndyCar Releases 2013 Izod IndyCar Series Rulebook (Jan 23, 2013)
· 2013 Formula One F1 Driver Line-up & 2014 Silly Season Rumors - January 22nd (Jan 22, 2013)
· Izod IndyCar Series Announces Procedures For Doubleheader Race Weekends (Jan 22, 2013)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Portugal Grand Prix in 2013 ? (Jan 25, 2013)
· F1: Mercedes Offered Lowe A Million Euros ? (Jan 25, 2013)
· F1: McLaren 'Working Hard' To Keep Lowe ? (Jan 24, 2013)
· F1: Red Bull's Horner visited Ferrari ? (Jan 24, 2013)
· F1: More Formula One Teams In Financial Trouble ? (Jan 23, 2013)
More Rumors!

Rast Narrowly Misses Top-10 For APR Motorsport In Stacked GT Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Jan 25, 2013 - 06:06 PM
Sports Cars
Rast Narrowly Misses Top-10 For APR Motorsport In Stacked GT Qualifying

A strong qualifying session highlighted a busy day for the APR Motorsport team at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday.


Bookmark and Share
In the stacked thirty-four car GT field Rene Rast drove to 11th place in the day's qualifying session in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am. Such was the depth of the GT field at the Rolex 24 at Daytona that Rast's time was less than a second behind the pole sitting car. Rast, a defending GT-class winner at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, will partner with Ian Baas, Marc Basseng, and Frank Stippler in the no. 52 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am.

"I am pretty satisfied with the car and with qualifying the APR Audi R8 in 11th position," said Rast. "It isn't as fast in qualifying as we would like, but. I think we have a good car for the race. On Saturday, we will see."

In the sister no. 51 APR Audi R8 Grand-Am, Matt Bell qualified in 27th position as he and the team continued to work on the setup of the Audi. Bell will be partnered with David Empringham, Alex Figge, John Farano and Dave Lacey for the twenty-four hour contest.

"We went in a certain direction for qualifying and it didn't work out for us," said Bell. "The car was really good, except for in a couple of spots on the track. As strong as this field is, you can't really have a weakness anywhere and hope to be competitive. But now we know which direction to go and we have plenty of practice to get it right before Saturday."

To give fans behind-the-scenes access throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team will run a Live Blog throughout the race. Stephen Hooks, team owner of APR Motorsport, will be online throughout the race from APR's pits on the front straightaway of Daytona International Speedway to answer questions from Audi fans around the world. APR's Live Blog will be available at aprmotorsport.com

The Rolex 24 at Daytona will have live coverage on SPEED Channel and SPEED2.com, starting at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 26.

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in Sports Cars:

Related links
· Sports Car Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· More about Sports Cars

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: [email protected]