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04.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR leads GTE Pro championship

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29.10.2015 - Young Driver AMR skips Chinese WEC round

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22.09.2015 - Young Drivers AMR finishes fifth in Austin

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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

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16.01.2015 - Young Driver AMR receives Danish Motorsport Award

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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

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05.05.2014 - Podium finish for Young Driver AMR at Spa

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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

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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

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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 wins GT World Endurance Championship

Young Driver AMR, Sørensen, Thiim are 2016 GTE Pro champions

20.11.2016 - GTE

Young Driver AMR, Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim are the 2016 World Champions in the GTE Pro class, the premier class in international GT racing. At the final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in Bahrain, Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim sealed the drivers and teams championship of the GTE Pro class with their second win of the season in the #95 Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage. „It can’t any better than this: We won the drivers and the teams title and also the final race of this season“, said Young Driver AMR´s Jan Struve after the team took the second world championship title in three years. In 2014, Young Driver AMR won the World Championship in the GTE Am class.
The #95 Aston Martin started from the front row into the final six hour race of the season and battled for the lead with fellow #97 Aston Martin during the first two hours of the race. When the sister car dropped back, Sørensen and Thiim regained the class lead at the halfway point of the race and stayed on front until the end. On route to their second victory of the season, the two Danes led 90 of 174 laps and finished 12,6 seconds ahead of the second placed Ferrari 488.
„The key to our win today was the tire performance, we have to thank our tire partner Dunlop for providing us with a perfect product“, Struve said. „For the conditions today in Bahrain, our tire was the perfect choice. The performance of Marco, Nicki and the entire team was outstanding. We had a perfect race and very fast pit stops. During the season the competition with new cars from Ferrari and Ford was strong and we didn’t expect we could go for the World Championship. Even in the race itself, there was suddenly a lot of excitement, when two of the three Aston Martin entries ran into troubles at almost the same time. But at the end we were lucky, had a constant season with two highlight victories and three additional podium finishes. After the penultimate race in China we had some mixed emotions in terms of our championship hopes and now it feels unbelievable that we made it. Thanks to every member of the team who made this happen, to our drivers Marco and Nicki and also Darren Turner, who was part of our team in the first three rounds.“
Nicki Thiim: „I told my teammate that it would be amazing to win the championship with this team and with a fellow Dane and I still can’t really believe that we now have our first WEC championship with Aston Martin. The consistency throughout the season has been amazing, the car has been great and the improvements we’ve made with our partners throughout the year have been incredible. To be up there in our first year with two new partners in Dunlop and Total and to compete against some big teams with their two new cars is really something special. Right now, I’m very happy with what I and the team have achieved”.
Marco Sørensen added: “It’s absolutely amazing to win the championship and I’m going to say it’s even more incredible to win it with a Danish brother like Nicki. When we were 10 years old, we raced against each other in karting but to be here winning a championship with him and Aston Martin Racing is fantastic.
Nobody would have thought we could be here together. I’m so proud of the whole team. We had a lot of new partners at the beginning of this year but it all just came together so well and today has been fantastic. I still can’t really believe it.”
Result 6 Hours of Bahrain GTE Pro class
1. Sørensen/Thiim                         Aston Martin Vantage V8
2. Bruni/Calado                              Ferrari 488 GTE
3. Bird/Rigon                                  Ferrari 488 GTE
4. Priaulx/Tincknell                         Ford GT
5. Adam/Turner                              Aston Martin Vantage V8
FIA Endurance Cup for GT drivers
1. Sørensen/Thiim                         Aston Martin Vantage V8                     154 points
2. Rigon/Bird                                  Ferrari 488 GTE                                 134
3. Bruni/Calado                              Ferrari 488 GTE                                 128
4. Pla/Mücke                                  Ford GT                                            118
FIA Endurance Trophy for GTE Pro teams
1. Young Driver AMR                      #95 Aston Martin Vantage                   154 points
2. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing            #67 Ford GT                                      141
3. AF Corse                                    #71 Ferrari 488 GTE                          134
4. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing            #66 Ford GT                                      129