The growth of R-Motorsport

Sunday, December 03, 2017

This weeks announcement from Swiss based R-Motorsport of their intentions to field a two car entry into next year's ultra competitive Blancpain GT Series is the culmination of many years of preparation and growth for what was a very small, niche team.

Previous to now, the most that we had heard of R-Motorsport (Aston Martin St Gallen as it was in the early days) was their participation within certain events within the VLN Series, client based driver coaching and the odd 'dabble' into something bigger like Bathurst.

After Le Mans this year, we also heard of the 'desire' from the Aston Martin Racing factory to finish off the current iteration of their very successful V12 Vantage GT3 at the chassis #45 mark with a final rush of at least four brand new cars being then shipped out to customers in both Australia and Europe.

After this weeks news, R-Motorsport have since confirmed to us that their two car entry announced this week will indeed be within two of the very latest platforms of the GT3 car - being chassis' #40 and #42 - perhaps the final pure race going versions of the car before the final three being produced as 'specials' (whatever that means!).

The new variant Vantage GT3 is of course due to hit the race tracks in 2019

We know that the trilogy of businesses run by Dr's Andreas Baenziger and Florian Kamelger that are Aston Martin St Gallen,  R Motorsport and AF Racing all have sportscar and sportscar racing firmly embedded in their DNA. Having stepped up from just being a regional dealer for Aston Martin to an organisation that is now rapidly expanding its race competition and support base throughout Europe through to being a strategic partner in the AML/Red Bull Technologies Valkyrie project is more than making them a market force to be reckoned with.

Whilst we wait for the driver line up within the teams second GT3 to be confirmed we already know that their racing activities are expanding with the acquisition of yet more new V8 Vantage GT4's as well as the development of their client base into motorsport with one such individual having competed at Silverstone last month in the national Britcar Championship through to being expected to compete at next years Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans next year. This weeks announcement also clearly indicated the teams intention to progress and compete at the 24Hrs of Le Mans itself in due course..

The question of the teams reappearance at February's 12 hours of Bathurst is also yet to be confirmed.

2018 is looking rather rosy already don't you think?

Photo credits - R Motorsport
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