R-Motorsport is the racing brand of AF Racing AG, one of the strategic partners of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hyper sports car project, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd and Red Bull Technologies. R-Motorsport is also the racing division of Aston Martin St Gallen, the only exclusively Aston Martin dealer in Switzerland. R-Motorsport is part of a group of companies owned by DrAndreas Baenziger and Dr Florian Kamelger, who is also team principal.
To date, R-Motorsport has been involved in international GT racing as a racing team for AF Racing AG, in which it has fielded the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 with considerable success – most notably in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. AF Racing AG’s business and sporting philosophy is embodied by the words ‘Emotion, Passion,Vision.’
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is the most popular international touring car series worldwide. The cars are based on the street versions of the Aston Martin Vantage, the Audi RS5 and the BMW M4, but are mechanically different from production models in several ways.
Founded in 1984, the series was previously called “German Production Car Championship” but developed into a worldwide series called “International Touring Car Championship”. 1996 saw the temporary end of the DTM before it successfully came back in 2000.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. A race with the distance of 55 minutes + 1 lap on Saturday and another 55 minutes + 1 lap- long race on Sunday.
Up to 300 km/h (186 mph)
The same number of points are awarded in every race. For the top-10 positions, points are awarded according to the following system: 25-18-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1. In addition, the three fastest drivers of the respective qualifying session also score points: the pole sitter is awarded three points, the second-fastest two and the third one point.
In both races, the driver has to pit at least once for a complete set of fresh tyres. There’s no time frame for the pit stops, it’s up to the driver and his team to decide when he comes in for the tyre change. Pitting during a safety-car period is allowed but this stop won’t count as the obligatory pit stop.