John Gaw has been promoted to the new position of managing director of Prodrive Motorsport. He will now oversee all Prodrive's motorsport operations, including the company's MINI rally and rallycross programmes and its expansion into new series.
In 2014, Prodrive is looking to expand its activities in the US-based Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) and enter the new FIA World Rallycross Championship, with the new MINI RX, which proved its competitiveness this year. The company is also looking to move into new motorsport series, including Dakar and Formula E.
"These are exciting times for the business," said Gaw. "We already have confirmed programmes in 2014 for our Aston Martin Racing works and customer teams. You will see our customers running MINI rally cars in the WRC and national series and we should have rallycross programmes in the GRC and the new FIA championship. I would also like to see us running cars in the new Formula E championship, which I believe has a tremendous future, and to be competing in the Dakar, which is a natural progression given our 30 years of rallying experience."
Prodrive Motorsport is one of four businesses within the Prodrive Group, which also include Advanced Technology, Carbon Composites and Brand, which designs and distributes bespoke merchandise and accessory collections.