The R-Motorsport squad that is running the Aston Martin Vantage in the DTM this year has obtained permission to catch up on its allocation of test days during the season.
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R-Motorsport says it will seek dispensation to test in-season to make up for the lack of track time its Aston Martin DTM challenger has had compared to BMW and Audi.
The WRT team has been able to announce only one driver for its maiden DTM campaign this year with a pair of customer Audis on the launch of its 2019 programmes.
Daniel Juncadella has explained why he rejected an “attractive” offer from Nissan to race in Super GT and instead join R-Motorsport's DTM project.
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Only one standalone joint DTM/Super GT race will take place in 2019, Motorsport.com has learned.
Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass says Aston Martin 2019 DTM programme's HWA support means it will arrive in the series on an "equal footing" with its rivals.