THE POWER BE­HIND THE GLORY: 5 MO­MENTS THAT MADE PRO­DRIVE

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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.

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