Two Aston Martin Vantage DTMs in Top Ten in Brands Hatch home race
- Daniel Juncadella eighth and Jake Dennis ninth in Aston Martin’s home race at Brands Hatch
- Daniel Juncadella: “Sunday today was excellent. My pace was great, and P8 is a decent result that we can be satisfied with”
- Jake Dennis: “All in all, that was a very positive race for me. We made a lot of progress from qualifying to the race, so overall, I'm very pleased”
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “We achieved the maximum possible today with P8 and P9. Our lap times show that we’ve continued to make progress, which is especially gratifying at Aston Martin’s home race in England”
Daniel Juncadella in the points as Aston Martin Vantage DTM makes its home debut – Paul Di Resta leads the race for 15 laps
- First home outing for the Aston Martin Vantage DTM at Brands Hatch: Daniel Juncadella finishes tenth
- Daniel Juncadella: “On the positive side, I had good pace. We’ve worked hard for that, and it’s a pity that we ultimately finished only tenth.”
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “After two of our cars qualified fourth and seventh, we were looking to get much more out of the race than a P10 finish. All in all, it was a race with some high points, but unhappily also with a disappointing outcome.”
Aston Martin Vantage DTM in home debut at Brands Hatch
- British fans have a first opportunity to see the Aston Martin Vantage DTM in action when it contests its British home race
- R-Motorsport invite team members from their GT3 programme as well as Aston Martin Lagonda staff to be their guests on the Brands Hatch weekend
- Home race also for two of the R-Motorsport drivers, namely Jake Dennis and Paul Di Resta
- Latest generation of DTM cars set to reach top speeds of around 255 km/h and an average speed of 190 km/h at Brands Hatch
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “Points finishes, as on the last two DTM weekends, would obviously be another gratifying outcome for us as the Aston Martin makes its home debut”
Disappointment for R-Motorsport in the 24 Hours of Spa
Jake Dennis, Marvin Kirchhöfer and Alex Lynn finish 18th in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. In a race fraught with setbacks, the trio were effectively reduced to a damage limitation exercise. The endurance classic in the Ardennes came to a premature end for the number 62 and number 762 Aston Martin Vantage GT3s, both of which were involved in race-ending accidents.
Starting row seven for R-Motorsport‘s Aston Martin Vantage GT3
In solid position on grid for 24 Hours of Spa. Jake Dennis qualified 13th in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 #76 and Maxime Martin 14th in the sister car bearing #62 during the endurance classic Super Pole session. Both drivers had earlier qualified for the final shootout to secure the best positions on the grid.
R-Motorsport to contest the Total 24 Hours of Spa with three Aston Martin Vantage GT3s
Not long to go now: The Total 24 Hours of Spa (25th - 28th July) counts as one of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious endurance races. R-Motorsport will be contesting the standout fixture of the 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with three cars.
Double points finish for Aston Martin Vantage DTM at Assen
- Second half of season gets underway: Daniel Juncadella seventh, Paul Di Resta in eighth place at TT Circuit Assen
- Daniel Juncadella: “Many thanks to the team for all their hard work. They repaired the car in double quick time after the retirement yesterday and absolutely deserved to take this result”
- Paul Di Resta: “That was a good race, but it could have been even better”
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “That was an excellent team performance with the right tyre strategy. Assen has shown that with good strategy, we can actually achieve decent results in dry conditions”
Challenging wet race for Aston Martin Vantage DTM in Assen debut
- Ninth of eighteen races in the 2019 season: R-Motorsport reach the halfway mark at TT Circuit Assen
- Jake Dennis: “With twelfth, we finished not far outside the points. All things considered, I’m not dissatisfied with the way the day went”
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “We now have to look ahead to Sunday and aim to get ourselves back in the points”
Second half of first season for Aston Martin Vantage DTM begins with fresh challenge at Assen
- The DTM will be breaking new ground at Assen’s TT circuit as the race that marks the half way point of the 2019 season gets underway (19th-21st July); the 4.54-km track is on the DTM calendar for the first time.
- The new generation of cars should reach top speeds of up to 265 km/h (275 km/h with DRS) at the circuit.
- The fifth race weekend of the season marks the midpoint in R-Motorsport’s first year in the DTM
- Dr Florian Kamelger: “While everyone in the team is working hard to improve performance, we expect to have another tough race at Assen but would obviously be delighted if our drivers finished in the Top Ten”
R-Motorsport in Silver Cup double
- Aaro Vainio and Hugo de Sadeleer registered their best performance so far in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe at Zandvoort in the Netherlands this weekend.
- Also scoring vital points were Marvin Kirchhöfer and Ricky Collard.