Young Driver AMR moves to GTE-Pro and announces changes

After conquering the LMGTE-Am class drivers and teams titles in 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship season in majestic dominance over its contenders, the Young Driver AMR team goes to evolution in 2015, as they leave the amateur category to race in the GTE-Pro class, with a revised lineup and some other changes to come.

Racing with the big boys wasn’t a new reality to the Dane Train squad, as their Aston Martin V8 Vantage was mostly seen running for overall GT results than fighting with those of its own class in 2014.

But the season ended, and Kristian Poulsen left the team to race with Massive Motorsport in the European Le Mans Series, as well the driver-programmer David Heinemeier-Hansson, who joined Tequila PatrĂ³n ESM in its FIA WEC LMP2 class effort, leaving only the part-timer Nicki Thiim in the squad.

To replace the members lost, Christoffer Nygaard was called, as he was moved from Silver to Gold in the driver ratings, being unable to stay in the second GTE-Am Aston. And to race alongside him full-time, Marco Sorensen was called to Young Driver, with Thiim still doing part-time drives as he competes in the Porsche Supercup too.

Sorensen, 24 years old, raced during his whole carreer in single seaters, with his highlights being his sole win in GP2 past season, as well his three wins in the Formula Renault 3.5 series since 2012. And, as a bonus, Young Driver AMR will have Copenhagen-based Saxo Bank supporting Sorensen and his new team.

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