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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 travels with clear goal to Bahrain

Penultimate round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship

13.11.2014 - GTE

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) was never more exciting for Young Driver AMR then now: After finishing first or second in the GTE Am class in all six rounds of the global championship so far, the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE has a solid lead in the GTE Am team championship. With only two rounds to go, Kristian Poulsen and David Heinemeier Hansson are also leading the driver’s championship. Back for the seventh round at this Saturday’s race at Bahrain is Nicki Thiim along Poulsen and Heinemeier Hansson. With Thiim onboard the #95 Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin, Poulsen und Heinemeier Hansson won at Silverstone/GB, Le Mans/France and Fuji/Japan. Thiim and Poulsen were also part of the Bahrain winning Young Driver AMR crew last year. The race in the desert of Bahrain has a special atmosphere: The start will take place in the afternoon and after racing two hours in the daylight, the final four hours will be raced under floodlights in the darkness.
One thing is already certain with two round to go in the World Championship: Aston Martin will win the World Cup in the GTE-Am class and an Aston Martin driver will win the drivers championship. What is not decided yet, is which team and which driver will claim the title. Before the penultimate round, Young Driver AMR has a 31-point lead. If the trio of Poulsen/Heinemeier Hansson/Thiim will finish the race at Bahrain ahead of the #98 sister car of Aston Martin Racing, Young Driver AMR, Poulsen and Heinemeier will be crowned World Cup winners at Bahrain.
„We are in a very good position in the championship, but we have to stay calm as anything can still happen“, Jan Struve of Young Diver AMR says. „Our clear goal is to win our class at Bahrain, this would decide the World Cup in our favour. But this is still a long way and we just saw at the last round, where the GT Pro-championship leaders didn’t score points, how quick things can change. Nicki Thiim is back this weekend with us and this is certainly a good sign, as so far in this season we won every round when he raced with us.”
„I really hope that we can win that race, otherwise there will be some very nervous two weeks until the final round at Brazil ahead of us“, championship leader Poulsen says. „We will do everything we can to repeat our victory at Bahrain. We saw last season, that the track suits our car. The race is mostly a night race, which brings new challenges to the drivers.”
„Last season, we were quick at Bahrain, but this year, the competition is also very strong“, Nicki Thiim says. „We will of course try to win the race, but it will be hard. Bahrain is a modern racetrack and has a kind of stop-and-go Character. There are a few long straights followed by tight corners, which requires hard braking. As the track is in the middle of a desert, it’s always slippery, as there is a lot of sand on the track.”
The seventh round of the FIA WEC will start Saturday, 15. November at 15:00 hours local time (13:00 CET). Eurosport will broadcast the final two hours of the race live starting at 17:00 hours CET. The entire will be available live online in a stream on the series official website (paid content).
Team Championship GTE Am class after six of eight rounds:
1. Young Driver AMR (#95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE), 154 points
2. Aston Martin Racing (#98 Aston Martin Vantage GTE), 123
3. Proton Competition (#88 Porsche 911 RSR), 97
4. AF Corse (#61 Ferrari 458 Italia), 86
5. 8Star (#90 Ferrari 458 Italia), 55
Driver’s championship GTE Am class after six of eight rounds:
1. Poulsen/Heinemeier Hansson (#95 Young Driver AMR), 154 points
2. Nygaard/Dalla Lana/Lamy (#98 Aston Martin Racing), 123
3. Thiim (#95 Young Driver AMR), 100
4. Ried/Al Qubaisi (#88 Proton Competition), 97
5. Bachler (#88 Proton Competition), 87