The 2014 Rolex 24 hours of Daytona is coming earlier than the time everyone expected it to happen and the American Le Mans Series and Grand Am racing which are now known under one name the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship after they both got merged, is coming with it. Audi, a German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles, will be among the major manufacturers who will be contending for the inaugural title. Audi is bringing up five R8 LMS race cars and 20 drivers that will figure up a total of four customer race teams.
Flying Lizard Motorsports, best known for its success racing Porsches in GT competition, GMG Racing, Fall-Line Motorsports and Paul Miller Racing are among the four race teams that will enter the competition from Audi’s side.
This year, Audi team will be defending its title at the Daytona 24 hour race and in its GT racing program in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Audi has a strong stake. President of Audi of America recently claimed that they have a fantastic group of racing partners and drivers this season and they are looking forward to defending their last year’s Daytona win. The success story of the R8 in endurance racing is a proof of the engineering that is found in every Audi on the road nowadays. Audi has also released design renderings for each of the teams’ liveries.