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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 starts into new challenge with solid performance

Thiim, Sørensen and Nygaard finish fourth at Silverstone

13.04.2015 - GTE

Young Driver AMR started with a solid performance at the FIA WEC season opener at Silverstone. The all-Danish trio of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen and Christoffer Nygaard finished fourth in the team first race with the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the GTE-Pro class. The Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin started from class pole position at Silverstone and was the best placed Aston Martin after six hours of racing.
Young Driver AMR had a strong start into the first six-hour race of the season, when Thiim went into the lead from Pole Position. Thiim maintained the top position during the first hour of the race. After two Full Course Yellows didn’t favour the strategy of Young Driver AMR and a slight delay in the pit stops, the Aston Martin dropped to fourth. The Young Driver-Trio consequently fought for a podium position and eventually finished fourth.
„We had the quickest car in our class and clocked the fastest race lap, but the Full Course Yellows weren’t in our favour of our strategy and that eventually cost some positions“, Jan Struve of Young Driver AMR said after the race. „We also lost some time during the pit stops and have now to analyse this in order to be better prepared for the next race at Spa in three weeks. The performance of our three drivers was impressive today. Marco drove his first race in a GT car today and he was not only very fast, but also very consistent.“
Driver quotes:
Nicki Thiim: „We had a good race, but also did some minor mistake. We couldn’t take advantage of the Full Course Yellow at the beginning and lost time during pit stops. In the Pro class every second counts, so we have to work even harder for the next race. The car has a very good pace and was very consistent.“
Marco Sørensen: „The car was a pleasure to drive. It would have been nice to finish on the podium, I think we deserved that, as Nicki, Christoffer and myself were quick enough to finish on the podium. We made some minor mistakes, which we have to fix for next race and then I’m sure that we have the car to be where we need to be.“
Christoffer Nygaard: „I had quite an intensive race. During my stint I had a Porsche in my mirror, which kept me very busy. In this class, every seconds counts and I couldn’t afford to let the Porsche pass me. I did my job this weekend, Nicki was in a league of his own and Marco had a very impressive debut in our team. I’m quite happy with this driver combination. A podium would have been possible today, but we couldn’t fight for the victory as the Ferrari were too quick.”
Result 6 hours of Silverstone GT-class
1. Bruni/Vilander                                   Ferrari 458 Italia
2. Lietz/Christensen                              Porsche 911 RSR
3. Rigon/Calado                                    Ferrari 458 Italia
4. Thiim/Sørensen/Nygaard                  Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE
5. Turner/Mücke                                   Aston Martin Vantage GTE
6. MacDowall/Rees/Stanaway              Aston Martin Vantage GTE