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14/5/2012
Sordo & Prodrive MINI win in Corsica

Prodrive WRC Team driver, Dani Sordo won this weekend’s Corsica Rally, securing victory in the latest round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) in a Prodrive-prepared MINI John Cooper Works S2000. This was Sordo’s debut in the IRC, who more usually competes in the World Rally Championship, and was his first major international rally victory.



23/4/2012
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.



5/4/2012
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.



6/3/2012
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.



5/3/2012
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.



5/3/2012
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).



24/2/2012
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.



30/1/2012
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.



27/1/2012
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



24/1/2012
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.



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