Aston Martin Withdraws from DTM
After just one season with Aston Martin being involved in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), the British manufacturer and its representative, the Swiss team R-Motorsport, are leaving the series. R-Motorsport announced that it will step down from DTM due to a reassessment of their motorsport programme in which there is no place for German-based supertouring racing series.
Dr. Florian Kamelger, R-Motorsport’s Team Principal said: ”The reassessment of our motorsport program showed that we want to set new priorities for the future and that the DTM engagement would not be appropriate for us anymore. What we have decided regarding our 2020 motorsport program we will announce at a later stage. However, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you particularly to Gerhard Berger and the ITR, to Dieter Gass and to Jens Marquardt for the common engagement in DTM during our debut season. Especially BMW has been an extraordinary helpful partner for us.”
In 2019, R-Motorsport participated in the DTM with four cars, having Paul di Resta, Jake Dennis, Dani Juncadella and Ferdinand Habsburg as drivers. They weren’t able to challenge Audi and BMW in a fight for the top spots, finishing down in the general standings. Juncadella was the best among the four in the 14th place.