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Aston Martin Racing takes win at Le Mans
The all-Danish crewed #95 Young Driver AMR V8 Vantage GTE raced to victory in the GTE Am class at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Gulf-liveried car finished two laps ahead of its nearest rival in what was the largest class of the famous endurance race with 15 competitive GT cars.
Aston Martin Racing joins Hanergy in solar-powered project
Aston Martin Racing has signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance at the pinnacle of sportscar racing, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), starting with the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend (14-15 June).
Double podium in Spa
Aston Martin Racing has finished in second and third in the GTE Am class at the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) – the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – with its #98 NorthWest Vantage GTE and #95 Young Driver Vantage GTE, respectively.
Victory for Aston Martin at Silverstone
The Aston Martin Racing team took first and second place in the GTE Am class and a further podium in GTE Pro at the first round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on April 20.
Prodrive commemorates 30 years of success
1123 events: 472 rallies, 651 races; 262 wins: 132 rallies, 130 races; 2274 car starts: 871 rally, 1403 race; 6 WRC titles; 3 Le Mans titles; 4 BTCC titles; 158 drivers
Prodrive develops new carbon manufacturing process
A new process from Prodrive Composites will make carbon composite components easier to incorporate into premium and luxury vehicles.
David Richards looks back over 30 years
Prodrive chairman, David Richards, was interviewed on the Autosport stage at the Autosport show yesterday and talked about how Prodrive had grown from a handful of people running the Porsche Rothmans Rally Team into a global motorsport and advanced technology specialist employing nearly 600 staff.
MINI shows pace in ERC
Vaclav Pech narrowly missed out on victory in the first round of the 2014 European & Czech Rally Championship at the Janner Rally in Austria.
Prodrive is 30
In 2014 Prodrive marks its 30th year, having been formed in 1984 when the company created its first team, running the Porsche Rothmans rally team in the Middle East and European rally championships.
Gaw takes helm at Prodrive Motorsport
John Gaw has been promoted to the new position of managing director of Prodrive Motorsport. He will now oversee all Prodrive’s motorsport operations, including the company’s MINI rally and rallycross programmes and its expansion into new series.