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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.
Learn to drive this winter with the rally experts
Prodrive, has launched a winter driving course designed to give motorists the skills to drive safely on snow and ice covered roads this winter.
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.