On 15th February 2006, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Corporation Limited (CFMA) and Formula Racing Development Limited (FRD) formally announced the establishment of Changan Ford Racing Team. This cooperation marks the first time a true works racing team taking part in CCC (China Circuit Championship) — the top touring car racing series in China. This participation propelled the already rapidly developing racing activity inChinato another level, bringing new driving forces toChinamotor sport with speed, strength, operational efficiency and car performance fully displayed.
The team achieved immediate success by winning the 1st runner-up in the Team Championship in 2006.
In order to support CFMA's commitment of developing young talented drivers in China, the team signed Rainey He in 2007 and further magnified his talent by providing him with the solid support of a true works team. The team won the team championship in 2007.
In the 2009 season, the team signed another three competitive young drivers: Tengyi Jiang, Martin Cao and Andy Yan, to team up with Rainey He. The team never looked back and won 2009 and 2010 with this driver line-up.
In the 2011 season, after Martin Cao departed from the team because of his university studies in the UK, the team welcomed another young driver, Gaoxiang Fan, a young driver graduated from the Changan Ford Young Driver Program. The team took home again the Manufacturer championship in 2011 and Andy Yan was crowned the Driver Champion.
2012 represents another important milestone for the Changan Ford Racing Team - the team replaced the successful Focus Model with the New Focus model just introduced in China and also selected to join force with the Ford Global Racing Department and introduced the 1.6T Ecoboost GTDi GRE engine to China. This move by the team was proven to be a great one as the team won two more Manufacturer titles and one Driver title in 2012 and 2013.
In 2014, the team signed Darryl O'Young, a driver with good level of International racing success and he teamed up with Andy Yan, Rainey He and Martin Xie, another Young driver from the Ford Young Driver program, who joined the team in 2013. Finally， the team again won the team champion in 2014 and continued the glory of seven champions in nine years.
In 2015, the experienced team members Rainey He, Andy Yan and Darry l O’Young continued serving the team. Zack Gao also joined in Changan Ford Racing team as a new outstanding member. Relied on the points he gained throughout the race, Andy Yan won 2015
overall Driver’s Championship of CTCC Super Production Group for the third time. His remarkable performance fully deserved the Triple Crown title.
In 2016, Rainey He will continue as the team leader and Andy Yan, the champion of 2011, 2013 and 2015 will keep serving the team.Martin Cao will return to action after 2 years studying abroad. And another new face will be Dan Wells, a skillful British young race driver.It’s our first time to attend the SUP 2.0T group and hope our team will reach new heights.
As part of its continuous improvement process program, the team constantly reviews and makes adjustments to the areas of management,technology, team organization, equipment, technician line up, logistics, and others. The team will continue to receive support from its long term technical partners; Castrol, the biggest names in its own industries; Eibach, the world renowned quality competition spring company.
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