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    Toyota set to return to World Rally Championship with Prodrive?

    In any form of motorsport, manufacturers come and go, but the sport continues to be shaped by the teams and the major players that lead them. So when Subaru packed up and left the World Rally Championship, you knew it was only a matter of time before David Richards and his company Prodrive would ...

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    Grand Primer: A dozen new teams lodge bids to enter F1

    Whatever the outcome of the standoff between the Formula One Teams Association and the FIA, it was clear from the get-go that F1 was to change dramatically. As it turned out, the two parties – the first representing the teams currently participating in the sport and the second its governing ...

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    Once More, With Feeling: Second Lagonda concept coming in May

    Aston Martin Lagonda Concept – Click above for high-res gallery
    If you were looking forward to Aston Martin's revival of the long-dormant Lagonda marque and were disappointed by the controversially-styled crossover concept unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, take heart: a ...

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    Technically Speaking: Aston Martin could be repossessed by banks

    Aston Martin chairman David Richards has admitted that his company is in danger of a "technical breach of its banking covenants" sometime later this year. The situation could, technically, lead to the banks which financed the acquisition of the British sportscar-maker repossessing it.Now we're not ...

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    Prodrive/Aston chief David Richards considering Honda F1 buy-out

    What goes around comes around, or so the saying goes. This is certainly true for Prodrive's front-man David Richards, who never seems to be lacking for opportunities. Having run racing programs for Subaru, Aston Martin, BMW, Porsche, MG, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Ferrari – to name just a few ...

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    Aston Martin owners partnering with Mercedes on luxury brand

    Faulty economy or not, top-end luxury purchases are on the rise, and the new owners of Aston Martin are looking to capitalize on the trend. Plans are in place to increase Aston production from 7,000 units in 2007 up to 8,000 in 2008, but the top-luxury automaker's new owners want more. DAR (owns ...

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    McLaren and Prodrive sitting in a tree, R-A-C-I-N-G

    F1 panjandrums have been working all year on a suitable definition of the term "non-constructor." If they can get that done soon, and then figure out how to split F1 income among constructors and non, then Prodrive will officially join the 2008 F1 circus. McLaren and Prodrive have recently signed ...

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    Prodrive's F1 plans, Aston Martin team not in the cards, yet

    Purchasing a multi-million dollar automaker is a good excuse for not being able to concentrate on other matters, but according to Prodrive's team boss, David Richards, the 2008 Prodrive F1 team is, "perfectly on target."Richards, who is currently in Bahrain after a business trip to Kuwait, took a ...

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    David Richards talks about Aston Martin's future

    Now that Ford is no longer in control of Aston Martin, AutoCar had a chat with new AM Chairman David Richards about the future of the no-longer-as-exclusive, but still very expensive British car maker. Richards made clear that Ulrich Bez is still very much in charge of day to day operations at ...

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    It's done: Aston Martin sold for $925 million

    The deal is done, and it happened exactly the way everyone expected it to. Ford Motor Company has sold Aston Martin to a consortium led by Prodrive founder David Richards, Aston Martin collector John Sinders, and Investment Dar and Adeem Investment Co, two international investment companies ...

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    Aston Martin may sell for $100 million less than previously thought

    The Detroit News just reported that the winning bid for Aston Martin might be a little lower than we originally thought. The group of investors led by Prodrive's David Richards is about to close the deal for about £450 million ($870 million). That's a full 10 percent lower than we just ...

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    Aston Martin sale almost a done deal, Prodrive founder in the lead

    Coming out of Geneva along with the exodus of automotive journalists are reports that a sale of Aston Martin is imminent, and that the likely winning bid has come from a consortium headed by Prodrive founder David Richards. The expected bid is rumored to be around $965,800,000 (£500,000), or ...

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    FIA confirms 12 teams for 2008, Prodrive makes the cut

    To no-one's surprise, the FIA announced Friday that Prodrive will join the existing 11 teams for the 2008 championship.According to FIA President Max Mosley, Prodrive was selected as the 12th team because "Prodrive has the best combination of financial backing, technical capability and ...


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