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From Speed Channel website:
"The battle in the production-based ranks came down to a fuel mileage race, with the class-leading No. 24 Alex Job Racing-entered Audi of Filipe Alburquerque retaining a narrow lead following a splash for fuel with seven minutes to go.
Alburquerque edged out defending class winner Rene Rast by 1.476 seconds, who made a late charge despite stretching the fuel mileage of his No. 52 APR Motorsport entry.
"We were not really dreaming aout the victory because we were one lap down two and a half hours to the end," Alburquerque said. "In the end, I was leading but I had to do a splash and dash so I didn't know how far back I would fall.
"I kept pushing but I then started having [gearbox] problems. I had to use the clutch, upshifting and downshifting, and took some risks."
The win for the Portuguese DTM pilot and co-drivers Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Mortara and Dion von Moltke gave Audi its elusive first Daytona crown, capping off a remarkable 12 months for the German manufacturer, which took key endurance victories at Le Mans, Sebring, Spa and the Nurburgring last year.
Veteran team owner Alex Job, who also had a contending Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car entered, meanwhile, was overcome with emotions after earning his second Rolex 24 class win but the first for Audi.
"I had no team orders," Job said. "My goal was to win, No. 1 for WeatherTech, No. 2 for AJR, and do the right job for both brands. I explained that to Porsche and I explained that to Audi. We went after it that way.
"It was a little anti-climatic at the end. We didn't finish 1-2. The Audi clearly had the speed and was positioned to win. We were on a different strategy with the other car and it didn't quite work."
APR's Rast, Frank Stippler, Marc Basseng and Ian Baas came home second, benefitting from the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Audi of Markus Winkelhock, who ran out of fuel on the final lap. It would have otherwise resulted in a sweep of the podium for the R8 teams."