John Gaw will have a few more hats to wear in 2014, as the Aston Martin Racing managing director has been promoted to the newly created managing director position at Prodrive Motorsport.
Gaw will now oversee all of Prodrive’s motorsport activities, including the organization’s Mini rally and rallycross programs, as well as its expansion into new series.
“These are exciting times for the business,” Gaw said. “We already have confirmed programs 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 programs 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.”
Gaw joined Prodrive at the beginning of 2011 and took over the management duties held by George Howard-Chappell, who left the company later that year.
The Scot, who competes in national-level sports car racing in the U.K., has been the mastermind behind AMR’s recent growth and success in the GT ranks, which included a five-car effort in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
AMR claimed nine class victories in the FIA WEC this year, as well finishing runner-up in the GTE-Pro and GTE-Am teams’ championships, along with second place in the GTE Manufacturers’ World Cup.