APR Motorsports will enter a second Audi R8 Grand Am for the Rolex Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen on July 1st.
APR has been racing the 51 Audi R8 all season. The addition of a second car for the longer race doubles the chance of success and also doubles the amount of data the team can collect as it continues to fine-tune the car.
Better still, the team gets two top-flight Audi drivers, Marc Basseng and Frank Stippler. Stippler helped develop the R8 Grand-Am, and Basseng drove an R8 LMS to victory at the Bathhurst 12 Hours and a class win at the Nürburgring.
APR Competition Director Jeff Mishtawy is thrilled to have the assistance of the two experienced pilots.“While we have been making steady progress with our Audi, the chance to have a second car with Marc and Frank driving was something we didn’t want to pass up,” he said in a press release. “In addition to being proven, fast drivers, Marc and Frank have a deep understanding of the R8 and will help us to elevate the program.”
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