Articles tagged AMR

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Starter for 10

For the past decade, Aston Martin Racing has been a fan favourite at Le Mans. As founder David Richards and driver Darren Turner tell us, those 10 years are just the beginning Writer Damien Smith Ten years and more than 200 racing cars. Perhaps that’s the most significant statistic of Aston Martin Racing’s first decade. The big wins, most notably the back-to-back GT class successes at Le Mans,...

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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I.O.M: Manx Cup and Castletown Trophy races

Nixon's Riley Wins the Manx Cup Race,  K. W. Bear Walks Away with the Castletown Trophy Tuesday morning in the Island was wet, very wet, and one wondered how Gerard and company must have felt when they saw the roads being sanded for the benefit of the horse-drawn trains!  However, by the afternoon the sun was out and the course had dried before the multi-coloured cars in the Manx Cup and...

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Aston to build own prototype

The design of the first true Aston Martin prototype for more than 20 years is under way. Aston Martin Racing, which this year ran a factory programme with highly-modified Lola coupés, has been working on the new LMP1 contender for two months. The aim is for the car to be on the grid for the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours. It will be the first Aston prototype since the AMR1 built by Proteus Engineering...

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Mann of the decade

His career was confined to the 1960s but what an era it was, with Alan Mann acting as a lynchpin in Ford’s competition drive By Richard Heseltine It holds true in broad outline that the closer you get to the truth, the more the legend evaporates. Racer-turned-entrant Alan Mann has just skewered an eminent figure of ’60s motor sport, outlining how he was caught with his fingers in the corporate...

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Gulf Astons due back at Le Mans

Two Gulf-liveried Aston Martin Racing coupés will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. AMR has put together a programme comprising the Sebring and Long Beach American Le Mans Series races and the Spa round of the Le Mans Series in Europe ahead of the 24 Hours. Further races, almost certainly including the Silverstone 1000Kms in September, are expected to be added at a later date. Adrian...

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All-new Aston for Le Mans 2011

The first Aston Martin Le Mans contender designed from the ground up in more than 50 years will be on the grid at the Circuit de la Sarthe next June. Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing has given the green light to a project to try to repeat the outright victory in 1959 of DBR1, the previous purpose-built Aston sports-prototype. AMR took the decision to build the petrol-engined LMP1 contender it...

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Aston prototype to race again

Aston prototype to race again The troublesome Aston Martin AMR-One will race on after being given the allclear by a team of outside consultants. Aston Martin Racing brought in the consultants to review the car's straight-six turbocharged engine as well as the aerodynamics and chassis after its disastrous Le Mans 24 Hours laps. Their conclusions were described as "a big boost to the team" by Aston...

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The Motor Sport Month - Sports Car News

New Aston goes ainst conventionAston Martin Racing has taken a "novel" approach to the all-new challenger it hopes will conquer the Le Mans 24 Hours. The AMR-One LMP 1 prototype, which will take on the turbodiesel Audis and Peugeots at Le Mans in June, incorporates "a number of interesting solutions", according to AMR team principal George HowardChappell. He explained that the open-top design was...

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