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FIRST POLE POSITION FOR AUDI AT DAYTONA

◾Audi R8 LMS on top spot of the grid in Daytona 24 Hours
◾Christopher Haase fastest in GT Daytona class (GTD)
◾Perfect start for new Audi customer team Paul Miller Racing

Ingolstadt/Daytona, January 24, 2014 – Premiere for the four rings: For the first time, an Audi will start from the pole position in the 24-hour race at Daytona (U.S. state of Florida). The German Christopher Haase posted the fastest time in the GT Daytona class for production-based sports cars in the Audi R8 LMS of the new Audi customer team Paul Miller Racing.

67 prototypes and GT sports cars will be tackling the 24-hour race at Daytona on Saturday at 14:10 local time (20:10 CET). For Audi, the iconic North American endurance race opens the 2014 GT season with the race debut of the new U.S. version of the Audi R8 LMS.

29 entrants and six brands make the GT Daytona category for production-based GT sports cars the class with the largest number of participants in the race. Four Audi customer teams, including Paul Miller as one of the largest Audi dealerships in the USA, are fielding a total of five Audi R8 LMS cars this weekend. The mid-engine sports car was further developed by Audi Sport customer racing for the new GT Daytona category and is immediately starting from the pole position in its first race.
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Daytona 24h Official Pace Car the BMW 1 M Coupe Revealed

It looks like BMW are raising the profile of the 1 M Coupe starring as the official pace car of the 49th 24 Hours of Daytona.

From these pictures – the pace car markings on the BMW 1 M Coupe are minimalistic with only a few stickers and the light clusters on the roof.

The car’s power comes from a heavily tweaked n54 series, supplemented by twin turbochargers and over 332lb-ft torque thanks to overboost.

And the usual 155mph speedlimit mated with a 0-60 time of approximately 4.7.

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