R-Motorsport is to enter the DTM with Aston Martin from 2019.
The team will run up to four specially built Aston Martin “silhouette” DTM spec Vantages.
R-Motorsport will work with HWA AG to develop the car under licence from Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.
Thanks to progressive rule changes to the DTM series that bring it into line with the Japanese Super GT classes, R-Motorsport will be able to build the new racers to the “Class 1” specification.
“The DTM entry of R-Motorsport under a design license from Aston Martin is a milestone of the development of our company”, revealed Dr Florian Kamelger, co-owner of AF Racing AG and Team Principal of R-Motorsport.
“We are proud to have the opportunity in the intensively competitive international top race series. The DTM is one of the recognized international championships for touring, and GT segment cars and the initiated extended internationalisation creates great perspectives. The DTM offers first class sport and is close to the fans and is the ideal presentation stage for us.”
Dr Andy Palmer, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Aston Martin Lagonda commented, “We are pleased to welcome the engagement in DTM of AF Racing AG, an enduring partner of our company. This project shows the increasing interest in the Aston Martin brand from leading private teams such as R-Motorsport.
“Alongside our factory investment with Aston Martin Racing into the World Endurance Championship with the Vantage GTE, and our Aston Martin Racing commitments to customers and official partner teams in GT3 and GT4, the DTM entry of R-Motorsport provides an essential extension to our other motorsport program.
As new entrants into DTM, we wish R-Motorsport every success as they prepare for the 2019 season”.