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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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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

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31.08.2015 - Young Driver AMR finishes fourth at Nürburgring

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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

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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

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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

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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Not so Young Drivers and their younger “brothers” back at Le Mans

Young Driver AMR takes on the best GT-teams at the 24 hours Le Mans

10.06.2015 - GTE

It’s Le Mans time this weekend: At the worlds biggest and most important endurance race, the 24 hours of Le Mans, Young Driver AMR faces it’s biggest challenge so far. This year the team raised the bar, as the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE is competing in the GTE Pro class, the highest class in international GT racing. The „Danish Dynamite“ trio of Nicki Thiim, Christoffer Nygaard and Marco Sørensen will drive the pale blue Aston Martin sporting Young Driver’s #95. Young Driver AMR knows already how the champagne at the French endurance classic smells after winning the GTE Am class in 2014.
At Le Mans, the all Danish Young Driver AMR driver line up competes against works entries from Porsche, Ferrari and Corvette in the most competitive class in international GT racing, where literally every second counts. Thiim/Nygaard/Sørensen form a rapid trio, which combines speed and experience. Thiim took a Le Mans class win on his debut in 2014, Nygaard claimed a Le Mans podium with Young Driver AMR in 2010 and will compete at Le Mans this year for the fifth time, while Sørensen is a Le Mans rookie.
„It’s impossible to predict a 24 hour race, but it is already very safe to say that this years Le Mans will be another iconic race“, says Young Driver AMR´s Jan Struve. „Le Mans is the most important race for us this year, the race will be tense and very exciting. It is not possible to take any conclusion from the recent Le Mans test day and there are only strong teams and drivers in our class and everybody proved that they are capable of winning endurance races. We have a proven car and very good driver line up, so I expect us in the mix.“
The 24 hours of Le Mans start Saturday, 13th June, at 15:00 hours. Eurosport will broadcast the race in its entire length live on TV.
„Not so Young Drivers“ are back in town
This year’s Le Mans also marks the return of the infamous „Not so Young Drivers“. Three years after the inaugural Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans, Young Driver AMR will also take part in the second edition of the one make race which will be held Saturday morning before the start of the 24h race. Young Driver AMR will campaign an Aston Martin DBR9 from the teams very successful two seasons in the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2010/2011 and an Aston Martin Zagato, which formerly raced in the 24 hours Nürburgring. Jan Struve and Jacques Nellemans will be on driving duty in both Aston Martin and will swap cars halfway through the race. The objectives for this race are uncompromised and clear, says Struve: „We want to have as much fun as possible. We may not be the quickest drivers and obviously not the youngest, but we will certainly have the most fun.“
Driver quotes:
Nicki Thiim: „Le Mans is a very special race and like no other event. Already weeks before, you really feel the tension, that is building up. I’m really excited to come to Le Mans especially after the class win last year. In the GT class, there is no other race in the world where there is a bigger and harder competition and I’m really forward to that race.
Marco Sørensen: „At the pre test ten days ago I was at Le Mans for the first time and I was already impressed. I could realise how big this race is and what to expect during race week. Test day went quite well for us, so I’m confident. During wet and dry conditions the car was good to drive and quick. At Le Mans Nicki is back with us, which is really good, together with Chris we are a good driver line up. It will be my first 24 hours race, so I’m quite excited about this.“
Christoffer Nygaard: „We certainly have the tool to win our class, now we have to make the most out of this. I believe that we are in the window for a possible class victory. Our car had a great performance on the test day in dry and wet conditions, this gives us great confidence.”