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18.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR wins in Texas

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04.09.2016 - Young Driver AMR leads GTE Pro championship

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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

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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 joins forces with Aston Martin Racing

Young Drivers enters Le Mans and Nürburgring 24 hour-races

12.04.2012 - GTE

Aston Martin Racing will return to production-derived motorsport at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (16/17 June) with a pair of V8-powered Vantage GTEs. Works drivers Darren Turner (GBR), Stefan Mücke (D) and Adrian Fernandez (MX) will crew the lead Vantage GTE in the GTE Pro category, while Aston Martin Racing’s long-established partner team Young Driver AMR will join forces with the factory outfit to run the second car in the GTE Am class.

The factory’s partnership with Young Driver AMR has proven highly successful in the past; six outright race wins in the fiercely competitive FIA GT1 World Championship since 2010 serves to highlight just how formidable the association has been, while the driver pairing of Turner and Mücke finished a close second in the Drivers’ standings of the same series in 2011 under Young Driver AMR’s guidance.

The decision to incorporate Young Driver AMR into the factory team for Le Mans gives 26-year-old Christoffer Nygaard the opportunity to prove his talent at sportscar racing’s highest level. 2009 Le Mans class winner Kristian Poulsen and five-time Le Mans competitor Allan Simonsen, himself a former Aston Martin racer, complete the all-Danish driver line-up for the second Vantage GTE.

John Gaw, Aston Martin Racing team principal, said: “When we last competed in the GT category at Le Mans, we dominated our class for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008. Aston Martin Racing has long been a force to be reckoned with in GT motorsport, so we’ve set ourselves typically high targets for Le Mans this year. We’re confident that our GTE Pro crew can score a strong result following its podium at the 12 Hours of Sebring in the WEC and we’re expecting Nygaard, Poulsen and Simonsen to finish on the GTE Am podium at the very least.

“I’m thrilled to welcome the Danish trio into the team. Upwards of 50,000 race fans make the pilgrimage from Denmark to Le Mans each year and I hope they will cheer us on throughout the 24 hours. Our partnership with Young Driver AMR is one of our most valued so to be teaming up for the world’s most famous race is very exciting indeed.”

In addition to the Le Mans-programm, Young Driver AMR will also represent Aston Martin at the Nürburgring 24 hour race and will enter an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. The new Aston Martin will be driven by Ferdinand and Johannes Stuck, Dennis Rostek and a yet to be confirmed fourth driver. In preperation for the „N24“ at the grueling „green hell“, Young Driver AMR will compete in two VLN rounds at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, starting with this weekend´s three-hours race.

Young Driver AMR will continue its partnership with the factory as it contests the thriving ADAC GT Masters series in Germany with a pair of V12-powered Vantage GT3s.