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MINI set to join World Rally Championship from 2011
MINI is making a comeback on the international rally circuit. From 2011, the brand will compete at selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and will go on to contest the entire season from 2012 onwards. This involvement is planned for several years.
Racecar materials' technology makes the grade offshore
The offshore industry is starting to tap into motorsport’s expertise in the use of advanced structural materials. Prodrive, one of the world’s most successful motorsport specialists, is receiving increasing interest from the offshore sector in the benefits offered by replacing metals with carbon composite materials originally developed for racecars and aerospace.
FPR claims first win in Darwin
FPR claimed its first win of the season this weekend in Darwin and followed it up with a podium on Sunday.
AMR claim sixth place at Le Mans 24 hours
Despite proving to be the fastest petrol-powered car at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, Aston Martin Racing’s hopes of claiming the accolade of top petrol competitor were cruelly dashed by scenes of barely believable drama in the closing hour.
Last Impreza World Rally Car leaves Prodrive
The very last Subaru Impreza World Rally Car, WRC2008-011 has been delivered to its customer.
Aston Martin Racing confirms driver line-up for Le Mans
Aston Martin Racing has confirmed the driver line-up for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race taking place on 12-13 June.
Rowan Atkinson and David Richards partner on the race track for Aston Martin GT4 Challenge
Rowan Atkinson will team up with Prodrive and Aston Martin chairman, David Richards, to race an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 at the second round of the Aston Martin British GT4 Challenge at Silverstone on May 22.
P1s turn Banbury blue
100 Impreza P1s descended on Banbury today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the car.
Impreza P1 celebrates 10 years
The Impreza P1 is ten this year. The only production road car to carry the Prodrive name hit the roads in 2000, when a 1000 of the limited edition blue cars were sold to enthusiasts in the UK.
Aston Martin Racing secures third consecutive podium
Aston Martin Racing took its third consecutive podium of 2010 at the 36th running of the Grand Prix of Long Beach crossing the line in second place. Drivers Adrian Fernández (MX) and Harold Primat (CH) drove on the limit throughout the 100 minute dash, in a race that was plagued with yellow flags and a brush with the tyre wall. Aston Martin Racing, normally conditioned to compete in long endurance epics, ran the 007 car with maximum down-force to cope with the incredibly tight bends at the 1.968 mile tree-lined circuit.