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MINI WRC unveiled in Paris
Visitors to the 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris (FR) can look forward to a special treat: The new MINI WRC, which will contest the FIA World Rally Championship from 2011, will receive its world premiere at this international motor show. In addition, Kris Meeke (GB) has been confirmed as one of the drivers who will contest the championship with this brand new rally car.
Aston Martin targets Le Mans with new race car
The Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing team will return to the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 2011 with a new LMP1 race car designed to compete for top honours.
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.