R-Motorsport have confirmed that they will not be participating in this season’s DTM championship!
Aston Martin and R-Motorsport have only participated in the 2019 DTM season, after Mercedes abandoned DTM for Formula E at the end of 2018. The four Aston Martin Vantage’s were sold to a private buyer in December.
The Swiss squad struggled in 2019 with their best finishes being P6 with Jake Dennis at Zolder and Dani Juncadella at the Norisring. Another highlight was Paul Di Resta leading the first few laps at Brands Hatch.
Team Principle, Dr Florian Kamelger has said “Often in motorsport we have tough decisions to make, both on the track and behind the scenes. And our decision not to compete in the DTM in 2020 was one of the toughest we have ever had to make.”
It looks likely that there will only be 14 DTM cars on the grid for next season with Audi and BMW being the two teams remaining in the championship. However, there are still rumors that BMW are going to be introducing customer teams which should fill up the grid to at least 18 cars.
Article by Ollie Cassidy