Aston Martin is racing in the DTM!

Rex Christensen
October 13, 2018

The British firm will partner with R-Motorsport, which already runs Aston Martins in GT racing.

Organizers of DTM have been attempting to secure a third manufacturer for the 2019 season after Mercedes confirmed that it was leaving the series in favor of Formula E. "This is where the "new era" DTM was given a major boost, and it is home to the most successful team in the history of the series, namely HWA AG".

The DTM Series has bolstered its grid for the 2019 season with news that Aston Martin will replace Mercedes, which previous year confirmed it would leave the series to focus on Formula 1 and its new Formula E entry for 2019/20.

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"In our planned joint venture, we have created an excellent basis for building on the successes of the past".

DTM organizers announced Thursday that Aston Martin will be represented by Team R-Motorsport which will field race cars based on the Vantage sports auto perhaps as early as the 2019 season.

We're told that if development of Aston's new racing Vantage "progress as scheduled", the new Vantage will be going toe-to-toe with both Audi and BMW (but no AMG, sadly) as early as next year. "We are delighted with having the opportunity to now also race against them in DTM". The DTM is one of the recognized global 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". "We are looking forward to having AF Racing in cooperation with the tradition-rich brand Aston Martin aboard", explains Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass. "The new technical regulations and the extended worldwide orientations of the series were important reasons for our decision". The number of Aston Martin cars and the drivers will be announced at a later date.

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