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Aston Martin DTM car will make track debut in first week of March

The new Aston Martin DTM car will make its track debut in the first week of March, making for a hectic schedule for R-Motorsport and its partners.

“The extremely short timeframe for development has put huge demands on the project team led by Vynamic in the joint venture between AF Racing and HWA,” said Florian Kamelger, team manager of R-Motorsport.

“But we pulled out all the stops so that the new Aston Martin Vantage DTM car can make its racetrack debut in the first week of March. And so, it gives us great pleasure today to present this model to you which we hope you will also find impressive, showing the new racing car’s skillfully crafted shape.”

The team held a press conference earlier today with all four drivers present, Paul Di Resta, Daniel Juncadella, Jake Dennis and Ferdinand Habsburg.

“I’ve been very impressed by the progress of development work at Vynamic in Affalterbach,” said Di Resta. “It’s amazing what everyone in the team has already achieved with the DTM project in the short space of time available to them since the end of last DTM season. This is the first time ever that a DTM car has been developed in such a short time.”

“I’ve got a fair bit to learn, coming to this project as a young driver,” said Habsburg. “The DTM is a huge challenge, because I’ll be competing against the world’s best touring car drivers, so I’ll need to get to know the car and gain experience as quickly as possible.”

Former Formula 1 and DTM driver David Coulthard was present during the launch as presenter and is confident the team can be competitive this year.

“R-Motorsport’s DTM project is a very professional setup and the Aston Martin Vantage DTM cars will be a tremendous addition to the series. I see no reason why the outfit shouldn’t be competitive from the word go,” said Coulthard.