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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

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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 score big points at 24 hours of Le Mans

Sørensen/Thiim/Turner finish fifth in the GTE Pro class

21.06.2016 - GTE

Young Driver AMR was rewarded with a big haul of championship points in a almost flawless race at this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans. Marco Sørensen, Nicki Thiim and Darren Turner finished fifth in the highly competitive GTE Pro class in the Aston Martin Racing entered #95 Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE. The Top-Five finish rewarded Young Driver AMR with big points in the FIA World Endurance Championship. As the first three cars in class were not eligible for World Championship points, the Young Driver trio claimed 36 points and moved up to third position in the driver’s world championship ranks. The strong result of Sørensen/Thiim/Turner also helped Aston Martin Racing to claim the lead in the GT manufacturers world championship.
Young Driver AMR experienced an almost trouble free race in it’s fifth participation in the world most important endurance race with it’s quick and reliable Aston Martin. After starting ninth of the GTE Pro grid, the #95 Aston Martin soon moved the order and was in strong fourth place, when the car lost one position due to a puncture caused by debris on the track. Sørensen/Thiim/Turner then brought the Aston Martin to the chequered flag in fifth place and finished one lap behind the class winner.

„The entire team, the drivers, engineers and mechanics did a perfect job", Jan Struve of Young Driver AMR said. "Beside a puncture we had a trouble free over the 24 hours, this does me very proud. The fact that we form such a strong team was the key to claim a fifth place in this race. We didn’t take any unnecessary in the race, as we knew that we couldn’t fight for the victory in terms of outright speed. Beside our great result, we also won the internal Danish championship and beat Jan Magnussens Corvette and Michael Christensen’s Porsche.”

Marco Sørensen: „I’m quite satisfied with the performance of the entire team. My stints were very good and my teammates Nicki und Darren were also very quick. It’s really great to see that we form such a very strong trio. To make to the finish at Le Mans is always something special and with the good amount of points that we scored, Aston Martin took the lead in the manufacturers world championship. We had a clean race but were lacking a bit pace. I hope this issue will be addressed for the next World Championship round at the Nürburgring in about four weeks.“

Nicki Thiim: “If you coming to Le Mans, the goal is always to win your class. This year, we already knew before, that the race would very tough for us, as we are lacking power compared to our competitors. We had to accept this fact. Nevertheless we had a perfect storm and scored good points for the championship. The fact, that didn’t finish on the podium despite our flawless performance showed how competitive Le Mans was this year. We made the best out of it, so eventually I’m satisfied with the result.“
Darren Turner: „Everybody in the team did a perfect job. Nicki and Marco drove a fantastic race and also our strategy was spot on. The start of the race was difficult in severe weather conditions, but we coped with that. The sole problem during the race was a puncture. Unfortunately that happened very early in that lap, so I had to drive a long distance back to the pits at a very slow speed. At the end I’m satisfied wit the fifth position. Aston Martin took the lead in the manufacturers championship and we have a solid base for the second part of the season.”
The next of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place on 24 July at Nürburgring in Germany.
Result GTE Pro class 24 hours of Le Mans
1. Hand/Müller/Bourdais (Ford GT)
2. Fisichella/Vilander/Malucelli (Ferrari 488 GTE)
3. Briscoe/Westbrook/Dixon (Ford GT)
4. Johnson/Mücke/Pla (Ford GT)
5. Sørensen/Thiim/Turner (Aston Martin Vantage GTE)
6. Stanaway/Rees/Adam (Aston Martin Vantage GTE)