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20.02.2017 - Dane Train rolls on while Young Driver AMR makes a pit stop

20.11.2016 - Young Driver AMR wins GT World Endurance Championship

06.11.2016 - Sørensen/Thiim extend championship lead in penultimate WEC round

17.10.2016 - Young Driver AMR maintains World Championship lead in Japan

18.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR wins in Texas

15.09.2016 - Tough job for Young Driver AMR in Texas

04.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR leads GTE Pro championship

01.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR travels to new adventures in Mexico

27.07.2016 - Pole and podium for Young Driver AMR at Nürburgring

21.06.2016 - Young Driver AMR score big points at 24 hours of Le Mans

17.06.2016 - Young Driver AMR starts well prepared into 24 hours Le Mans

08.05.2016 - Early end for Young Driver AMR at Spa

06.05.2016 - Young Driver AMR ready for Spa WEC round

18.04.2016 - Young Driver AMR starts with podium finish into 2016 season

19.02.2016 - Young Driver AMR confirms rapid driver trio for 2016 FIA WEC

23.11.2015 - Young Driver AMR concludes WEC season with fourth place

19.11.2015 - Young Driver AMR closes WEC season in Bahrain

29.10.2015 - Young Driver AMR skips Chinese WEC round

12.10.2015 - Young Driver AMR quickest Aston Martin team in Japan

08.10.2015 - Young Driver AMR travels to Japan

22.09.2015 - Young Drivers AMR finishes fifth in Austin

19.09.2015 - Texas challenge for Young Driver AMR

31.08.2015 - Young Driver AMR finishes fourth at Nürburgring

28.08.2015 - Young Driver AMR returns to action at Nürburgring

14.06.2015 - Young Driver AMR finishes fourth at Le Mans

12.06.2015 - Young Driver AMR qualifies fifth at Le Mans

10.06.2015 - Not so Young Drivers and their younger “brothers” back at Le Mans

03.05.2015 - Tough weekend at Spa for Young Driver AMR

30.04.2015 - Final Le Mans preparation for Young Driver AMR in Belgium

13.04.2015 - Young Driver AMR starts into new challenge with solid performance

10.04.2015 - New challenge starts for Young Driver AMR

24.03.2015 - New look for Young Driver AMR in 2015

16.01.2015 - Young Driver AMR receives Danish Motorsport Award

14.01.2015 - Young Driver AMR gears up in the 2015 FIA WEC

01.01.2015 - Happy new year from Young Driver AMR!

01.12.2014 - World Cup winning season ends with podium finish

27.11.2014 - Young Driver AMR wants to celebrate World Cup in Brazil

15.11.2014 - Young Driver AMR wins World Cup in style

13.11.2014 - Young Driver AMR travels with clear goal to Bahrain

03.11.2014 - Young Driver AMR finished second in China

29.10.2014 - Young Driver AMR targets podium in China

12.10.2014 - Young Driver AMR wins at Fuji

10.10.2014 - Le Mans winning trio is back at Young Driver AMR

22.09.2014 - Young Driver AMR extends championship lead in Texas

17.09.2014 - Young Driver AMR sets target on World Championship

15.06.2014 - Young Driver AMR take victory at 24 hours of the Le Mans

13.06.2014 - Young Driver AMR qualifies third at Le Mans

11.06.2014 - Young Driver AMR takes up the Le Mans challenge

05.05.2014 - Podium finish for Young Driver AMR at Spa

01.05.2014 - “Kiwi” joins Danish Dynamite: Stanaway to race for Young Driver AMR

21.04.2014 - Happy Easter: Young Driver AMR takes back-to-back victory at Silverstone

17.04.2014 - Young Driver AMR ready for 2014 FIA WEC season

28.02.2014 - Young Driver AMR starts into second FIA WEC season

29.01.2014 - Collection for the Allan Simonsen Memorial Fund successfully completed

23.12.2013 - Merry Christmas from Young Driver AMR

01.12.2013 - Young Driver AMR ends début FIA WEC season with victory

28.11.2013 - Young Driver AMR aims to end debut WEC season with victory

10.11.2013 - Early end after dominating performance of Young Driver AMR

06.11.2013 - Young Driver AMR targets podium in China

22.10.2013 - Young Driver AMR takes second World Championship victory

11.10.2013 - Bruno Senna joins Young Driver AMR for Japan

26.09.2013 - eBay auction for Allan Simonsen Memorial Fund

23.09.2013 - Young Driver AMR claims podium in Texas

19.09.2013 - Young Driver AMR takes on Texas

02.09.2013 - Disappointing end after thrilling performance

30.08.2013 - Young Driver AMR targets podium in Brazil

22.08.2013 - Young Driver AMR adds Nicki Thiim for Sao Paulo

02.08.2013 - Young Driver AMR to continue in FIA WEC

03.07.2013 - Note of thanks - Allan Simonsen

28.06.2013 - The Danish Automobile Sports Union sets up memorial foundation for deceased driver Allan Simonsen

23.06.2013 - A tragic fatal accident has devastated the Young Driver AMR team at Le Mans

21.06.2013 - Pole Position for Young Driver AMR at Le Mans

20.06.2013 - 24h Le Mans: Young Driver AMR claims provisional Pole Position

10.06.2013 - Young Driver AMR completes successful Le Mans test

08.06.2013 - Le Mans test day: Dress rehearsal for the „big one“

05.05.2013 - Young Driver AMR strong second in Belgium

02.05.2013 - Young Driver AMR wants the double at Spa

15.04.2013 - Victory first time out!

12.04.2013 - “Danish Dynamite“ in the World Championship

07.04.2013 - Successful test at Sebring

05.02.2013 - Young Driver AMR assault on Le Mans and WEC

15.06.2012 - Young Driver AMR run Aston Martin qualifies third in class at Le Mans

03.06.2012 - Young Driver AMR run Aston Martin tops GTE-AM class at Le Mans-Pretest

12.04.2012 - Young Driver AMR joins forces with Aston Martin Racing

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Young Driver AMR ready for 2014 FIA WEC season

First race of the new Young Driver AMR line up

17.04.2014 - GTE

Twelve month ago, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener at Silverstone in England marked the start of a new era for Young Driver AMR as the team entered it’s first season in the WEC as partner team of Aston Martin Racing. The debut of Young Driver AMR was brilliant, as the team scored a victory on their maiden outing in the World Championship. One year later and with a season of experience under it’s belt, in which the Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE was the quickest car in the GTE-Am class, Young Driver AMR starts into the second season in the FIA WEC at this weekends opening round at Silverstone.
The machinery in the GTE-Am-class might look unchanged for the 2014 season, but on a second look, many details are new. The Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin GTE has been upgraded during the off-season to the latest specification and is now in the same spec to works cars in the Pro-class. Furthermore, due to a rule change, compositions of the three-faced driver crews have to be different this season. Thus, Young Driver AMR starts with a slightly different line up then in the previous season. At Silverstone, reining Porsche Supercup Champion Nicki Thiim will share the Aston Martin sporting number #95 with fellow Dane Kristian Poulsen and David Heinemeier Hansson, who is new to the team.
For the first world championship round, Young Driver AMR has a doubled it’s chances for a victory. Young Driver Christoffer Nygaard will race in a sister Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the GTE-Am class alongside Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana.
The 6h of Silverstone start Sunday, 20th April at 13:00 hours CET. The entire race is streamed live on the official FIA WEC Website Eurosport 2 will broadcast the race from 14:00 – 15:00 hours, Eurosport will air the final minutes of the race from 18:00 – 19:00 hours.
Quotes before the first race of the season:
Jan Struve, team principal Young Driver AMR: „I expect this season to be much more difficult then the previous one. We clearly had the speed last year, but we missed to score points on several occasions. The competition is stronger this season, therefore it will be even more important to score points in every round. We start with a little bit different approach this year, as we learnt a lot from last season. Our goal this season is to be constant, quick and don’t make any mistakes. And if it happens that we will come out on top of the podium, we will certainly be very happy. For the Silverstone round, we lent your Young Driver Christoffer Nygaard to our sister Aston Martin, this will make things even more exciting for us.”
Nicki Thiim: „The first race of the season is always very exciting as there are always a lot of unknowns. I think we have a very competitive package, but the competition will be much fiercer then last season. At some times during the 2013 season, the Aston Martin Vantage was dominating the class. But this season, the competition will be much harder. Due to upgraded cars in the class and new rules about the drivers, is very hard to make a prediction.”
Kristian Poulsen: „Silverstone will be really interesting, I’m very much looking forward to that race. Before the first race there are always a lot of unknowns. During the official test we saw a very strong competition. Ferrari is always very quick and Porsche comes with an all-new car. There are new drivers in the class and we also have some new team members and a new engineer. The race at Silverstone last year showed that we have a very good package for that circuit, so I’m quite optimistic for the first round.”
David Heinemeier Hansson: “It’s been a couple of years since I’ve driven GT cars in top sportscar competition, so my personal goal is simply to reacclimatise with the format. I started racing in GT cars, so it’ll be a welcome back. Just have to get into the swing of things again, and of course, look in the mirror more often then in the LMP2 car that I raced in previous season. But thankfully I’ve already had a chance to test a fair bit in the wonderful Aston Martin Vantage GTE, so I know what to expect, and that the pace is there. Competition in GTE-AM class seems a lot stiffer this year. More cars, great line-ups. This will not be a walk in the park.”