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Mini scores debut win
The MINI John Cooper Works rally car has won its first event. A MINI John Cooper Works S2000, driven by Andrea Navarra, took victory on Rally dell'Adriatico this weekend.
Aston Martin Racing launches AMR-One
The Prodrive-run, Aston Martin Racing team has revealed AMR-One, the all-new Gulf liveried car designed from the ground up by Prodrive.
MINI WRC Team to debut in Italy
The new MINI John Cooper Works Super 2000 car was unveiled on the MINI stand at the Geneva motorshow today as the team confirmed that it would make its debut at Rally Italy at the beginning of May.
MINI back in Monte Carlo
MINI went back to Monte Carlo with the iconic version that won the famous rally in the sixties meeting up with the latest MINI WRC that sees the brand back on the world rally stage. Rauno Aaltonen was driving the 1960s version when he was greeted at the end of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique in the early hours of Wednesday 2 February by Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo, the drivers who will revive the brand’s rallying tradition this year.
Aston Martin Racing appoints new Managing Director
We are pleased to announce that John Gaw has joined Aston Martin Racing as the business’s new Managing Director. John will oversee the sales and customer service activities and will spearhead the development of new Aston Martin racing cars, as well as new products and services around the world.
Prodrive develops highly-acclaimed supercharged V-8
AUS$36million development programme delivered to Ford’s demanding global standards
Dani Sordo joins MINI WRC team
Spanish driver Daniel “Dani” Sordo will strengthen the new MINI WRC Team in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship. He will team up with Kris Meeke (GB) when MINI makes its return to rallying with the MINI WRC this coming season.
Aston Martin GT4 Challenge expands for 2011
The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge will return in 2011, with an increased number of races and an expanded grid. The one-make race series which is fundamentally based around the V8 Vantage road car provides the first step on the GT ladder.
Vantage GT4 unveiled for 2011
Prodrive has launched a new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 for 2011. The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.
1-2 FINISH FOR FPR FALCONS
Prodrive’s Ford Performance Racing team pulled off a fantastic 1-2 finish at Symmons Plains in Tasmania on Sunday afternoon, when the Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon of Mark Winterbottom, and FPR-prepared Bottle-O Racing Falcon of Paul Dumbrell crossed the line in first and second places respectively.