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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

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

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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 leads GTE Pro championship

Sørensen/Thiim finish third in Mexico and take championship lead

04.09.2016 - GTE

Young Driver AMR leads the GTE Pro teams championship of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) after five of nine rounds. Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim took the championship lead for Young Driver AMR with a third place finish the inaugural 6 hours of Mexico in the Aston Martin Racing entered #95 Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage V8. The Danish Duo of Sørensen/Thiim started from Pole Position, lead 125 of 202 laps and took the fastest lap of the race before they eventually finished third in a rain-affected end of the race. Thanks to the third podium finish this season, Young Driver AMR took the lead in the GTE Pro Endurance Trophy for teams, while Sørensen/Thiim are now second in the GT drivers world championship.
 
Thiim started from Pole Position and immediately took the class lead after the start. Sørensen took over the Vantage V8 in the second hour and further extended the lead. The #95 Aston Martin led for almost four hours. When it started to rain just at the four-hour mark, the lead changed to Darren Turner in a sister entry of Aston Martin Racing. While chasing Turner in tricky wet conditions, Thiim slid off track and touched the barrier. A pit stop for necessary repairs to the rear end then cost 180 seconds and Sørensen rejoined the race in fifth position. In a strong chase during the final two hours, the #95 Aston Martin was once again the fasted GT car on track and Sørensen/Thiim eventually finished third, only 18 seconds behind the class wining Aston Martin.
 
„This podium finish was a testament to great team work“, said Young Driver AMR´s Jan Struve. „We had the pace to win this race and are of course a little bit disappointed, but this is racing. The mechanics did an unbelievable job to fix the rear end, hats off to them. Marco and Nicki drove then as impressive as in the first part. We took the GTE Pro team championship lead now and we are really looking forward to the next round at Texas. Big congratulations to Darren Turner and Richie Stanaway for taking the GTE Pro class win today for Aston Martin.“
 
“It was good to get the podium but I had to drive with a little bit of anger for my final stints to get the best result possible“, Sørensen said. „It was great to finish P3 again but I’m also a bit disappointed because we’ve been searching for our first win in GTE Pro. I haven’t got this yet but this gives me even more determination to perform next time out at Austin”.
 
The sixth round of the FIA WEC takes place in two weeks at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
 
6 Hours of Mexico GTE Pro class
1. Turner/Stanaway (Aston Martin Vantage V8)
2. Bruni/Calado (Ferrari 488 GTE)
3. Sørensen/Thiim (Aston Martin Vantage V8)
4. Rigon/Bird (Ferrari 488 GTE)
5. Tincknell/Priaulx/Franchitti (Ford GT)