THE POWER BEHIND THE GLORY: 5 MOMENTS THAT MADE PRODRIVE
The 911 SC RS 1984
SC debuted in Qatar with Saeed Al-Hajri driving and John Spiller on notes. Spiller: ‘Drivers would get into a 911 and be frightened – Saeed just pressed the right pedal, it went faster, we won!’
Sytner’s M3 BTCC 1988 ‘Prodrive didn’t like racing, they said you just go round in circles,’ laughs Frank Sytner. ‘And I didn’t understand rallying. It was mutual disrespect!’ But they beat the Sierra Cosworth.
McRae’s WRC title 1995 Prodrive’s relationship with Subaru dates back to 1990 and the Subaru Legacy. But they struck gold (Speedline wheels) with Colin McRae and the Subaru Impreza, taking the world title in 1995.
The F1 rollercoaster 2001 With F1 team BAR having a torrid time, David Richards got the call to be team principal in late 2001. The team went on to inish the 2004 season second in the manufacturers’ standings.
Aston Martin GT cars 2005 Prodrive’s worked with Aston since 2005. The pairing won on their competitive debut, with the raucous DBR9 GT1 clinching a class victory in the gruelling Sebring 12 Hours in 2005.