Audi Clinches First GT Class Victory at 2013 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

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Audi Clinches First GT Class Victory at 2013 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

After 24 hours of grueling racing at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, history has been made with Audi achieving its first victory at the American endurance classic, not to mention its first ever win in the series.

In the GT class, Alex Job Racing gave the German automaker the win with the number-24 Audi R8 which finished 1.476 seconds faster than the number-52 APR Motorsport Audi. It is Alex Job Racing’s first Rolex 24 win since 1999 and drivers Filipe Albuquerque, Dion von Moltke, Oliver Jarvis, and Edoardo Mortara have been credited with the win.

Napleton Racing became the first winners in the GX class as the number-10 Porsche Cayman had little competition winning by 10 laps. Drivers Jim Norman, Shane Lewis, David Donohue, and Nelson Canache were behind the wheel throughout the 24 hour race.

Lastly, Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory at the Rolex 24 Hours when co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in the number-01 Ganassi Racing BMW-powered Daytona Prototype.

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  • Lake19541

    Go Audi go