Alex Job Racing has teamed up with Audi Sport customer racing to field the No. 24 WeatherTech Audi R8 for next month's Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 26-27. AJR will provide car preparation support and Audi Sport customer racing will provide engineering support as needed.
Brad Kettler, Technical Director, Audi Sport customer racing, USA, said he is looking forward to working with Alex Job Racing.
"I have known Alex for over 20 years as friends and competitors," Kettler said. "Alex Job Racing is an obvious choice with their strong history at Daytona and in GT racing. Alex and his team have extensive racing experience and we are glad that we could partner up for the Rolex 24 Hours. We ran the Audi R8 Grand-Am at the Rolex 24 last year for the first time and developed it for the North American circuits over last season."
The team will feature Audi drivers Filipe Albuquerque, Oliver Javis and Edoardo Mortara, as well as Dion von Moltke.
Job said he was excited at the prospect of racing the Grand-Am version of the Audi R8.
"I've watched the way Audi works over the past 12 years, and they do everything to a very high standard," Job said. "Combine our seasoned crew with a strong driver line-up and the R8 Grand-Am, and I believe that is a very strong endurance package."
WeatherTech founder David MacNeil also has his colors on a second entry in the big race.
"We are aggressively expanding the WeatherTech brand in Europe," explained MacNeil. "When Alex brought the prospect of partnering on the Audi R8 Grand-Am entry at Daytona to me, it was an easy marketing decision to make."
The 2013 Grand-Am Rolex Series kicks off with the Roar Before the 24 test session at Daytona on Jan. 4-6, with the 51st Rolex 24 at Daytona set for Jan. 26-27.