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Double win for FPR
Prodrive\'s Ford Performance Racing team (FPR) won both races in the latest round of the Australian V8 Supercar Series held in Hamilton, New Zealand this weekend.
Sordo shows the pace of the improved mini
Dani Sordo claimed six fastest stage times in Portugal, including winning the final powerstage, to show just how competitive the new MINI John Cooper Works WRC is on gravel. Dani’s car featured more than 100 modifications, including a more powerful engine and new Ohlins gravel dampers, helping him to finish in first or second place or more than 50% of the stages he completed.
FPR Wins Clipsail 500 with 1-2 Result
Prodrive run Ford Performance Racing won its first Clipsal 500 in grand style with a 1-2 finish for Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom.
Prodrive boosts performance of MINI WRC
At Rally Portugal this month the Prodrive WRC Team will introduce more than 100 modifications to improve the performance of the MINI John Cooper Works WRC. The enhancements are being homologated under the FIA regulations and will be available to fit to all MINI WRCs.
Aston Martin Racing Hones and Improves the Vantage GT4
The 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 car which features a number of modifications and enhancements, took to the track for the first time at Silverstone on Friday (2 March).
Aston Martin Racing confirms 2012 racing programme
Aston Martin Racing will embark upon an exciting new challenge in 2012 as it prepares to make a return to international GT motorsport in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The team will campaign a V8-powered Vantage in the GTE Pro category of the eight round series, which spans three continents. At the third round of the championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin Racing will field a second works Vantage GTE.
MINI Claims Top Spot at FIA International Rally
MINI has won its first FIA international rally this weekend when Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari took victory at the Qatar International Rally, the first round of the 2012 Middle East Rally Championship.
Qatar Ag and Prodrive agree strategic partnership
Qatar Ag and Prodrive sign Memorandum of Understanding to establish a strategic partnership in the Carbon Fibre Composite Industry • Qatar AG is poised to be a new driving force in the global automotive industry • Qatar AG aims to build a cutting-edge hub for the automotive technology of the future in Qatar • MoU is first milestone in Qatar AG’s plans for the development of carbon fibre composite parts to the rest of the world
MINI Claims Podium Finish on its Return to Monte Carlo
The MINI WRC Team concluded the fifth and final day of the Monte Carlo Rally by bringing Dani Sordo (ES) and Carlos del Barrio (ES) and Pierre Campana (FR) and Sabrina de Castelli (FR) to the finish on the principality’s harbourside second and seventh respectively. This was only the team’s seventh FIA World Rally Championship event, but it was the third podium for the Spanish crew.
Aston Martin Racing wins in the USA
The Prodrive-run, Aston Martin Racing team has won the annual Laguna Seca American Le Mans Series Race. Under sunny skies, in a race dominated by yellow flags, the team ran faultlessly for six hours to take the top spot on the podium. Drivers Adrian Fernandez (MEX), Stefan Mücke (D) and Harold Primat (CH) drove the Aston Martin DBR1-2 consistently in the top three, and in the final hour remained dominant in first position.