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Old 13 Oct 2018, 04:15 (Ref:3856375)   #1
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DTM 2019

DTM 2019 schedule

May 3-5 Ė Hockenheim
May 17-19 Ė Zolder
June 7-9- Misano
July 5-7 Ė Norisring
July 19-21 Ė Assen
Aug. 10-11 Ė Brands Hatch
Aug. 23-25 Ė Lausitzring
Sept. 13-15 Ė Nurburgring
Oct. 4-6 Ė Hockenheim

The rounds at the Hungaroring, Red Bull Ring and Zandvoort were removed from the schedule. The series will instead make its dťbut at the TT Circuit Assen and return to Circuit Zolder for the first time since 2002.


Aston Martin are due to enter the championship, replacing Mercedes-Benz. Aston Martin will enter a car based on the Vantage in partnership with R-Motorsport and HWA Team.

W Racing Team are due to enter the championship as a customer team, fielding two Audi RS5 DTM.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 09:16 (Ref:3856405)   #2
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So DTM future is secured for the moment. Hope it continues to do well
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 09:38 (Ref:3856408)   #3
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Aston Martin are due to enter the championship, replacing Mercedes-Benz. Aston Martin will enter a car based on the Vantage in partnership with R-Motorsport and HWA Team.
Aston Martin has nothing to do with the entry. It has said that R Motorsport can license the Vantage body shape, but that is the extent of AM's involvement.

It is not an Aston Martin entry, there won't be Aston Martin works drivers in the cars. It's not even clear if the cars will be allowed to carry the Aston Martin badge on them.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 14:21 (Ref:3856429)   #4
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According to what I've heard, Aston Martin supports the team and obviously the cars will carry Aston Martin badge but for the marque WEC programme will remain the most important one. Nevertheless, this will be a customer team but still with a blessing from the manufacturer.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 18:59 (Ref:3856531)   #5
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According to what I've heard, Aston Martin supports the team
That's not the case. Aston Martin Racing has no involvement with this programme. It is purely a licensing deal for the body shape.

Note how there was no quote from Aston Martin in the press release, or how @AMR_official or @AstonMartinPR hasn't tweeted about this (or even retweeted someone else).

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and obviously the cars will carry Aston Martin badge
Not at all obvious.

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but for the marque WEC programme will remain the most important one. Nevertheless, this will be a customer team but still with a blessing from the manufacturer.
This is not an Aston Martin customer team.
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Old 13 Oct 2018, 20:53 (Ref:3856571)   #6
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That's not the case. Aston Martin Racing has no involvement with this programme. It is purely a licensing deal for the body shape.

Note how there was no quote from Aston Martin in the press release, or how @AMR_official or @AstonMartinPR hasn't tweeted about this (or even retweeted someone else).



Not at all obvious.



This is not an Aston Martin customer team.

It is an Aston Martin customer programme. Exactly, exactly the same as the GT3 programme R Motorsport currently run.

Matt was suggesting Aston Martin support it, in terms of liking the idea, I dont think he is suggesting AM are financially supporting the project in any way. They are not.

What is likely the situation, is that R Motorsport pitched the idea to AM, and based on the quality of the Blancpain programme this year from R, and the quality of the proposed partner in HWA, agreed to offer the license.

From there, they have no involvement other than happily watching the programme from the sidelines. This is actually a great approach for them, if the programme fails they say it was never really AM... If its a success, they say yep thats an Aston Martin, look at the badging.

And heck, maybe if it goes well enough they will add some extra resource to it in the future.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 00:51 (Ref:3856696)   #7
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Not at all obvious.

Actually, it is. It's required by DTM that all cars be manufacturer supported. The exact minimum amount of support is...less than clear, but it at the very least has to be enough for the badging to be on the car.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 02:35 (Ref:3856748)   #8
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Regarding WRT, Iím interested in who might make the grade to drive here-

Mortara and Juncadella if they donít have suitable spots elsewhere in Mercedes,

Doubt Werhlein is going to make a seat in F1 so heíll be looking for something good

Then thereís a whole host of decent options in the GT3 ranks associated with WRT or Audi- Kelvin van Der Linde, Dries Vanthoor, maybe Riberas

Itís be cool to see at least one seat given to a DTM rookie

Iím sure WRT will want at least one experienced hand there too
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 09:07 (Ref:3856765)   #9
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It is an Aston Martin customer programme. Exactly, exactly the same as the GT3 programme R Motorsport currently run.
Not the same at all.
Aston Martin Racing designed and built the GT3 cars and sold them to R Motorsport.

Aston Martin is not doing anything for this DTM programme beyond selling R Motorsport a licence to use the Vantage body shape.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 09:10 (Ref:3856766)   #10
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Regarding WRT, Iím interested in who might make the grade to drive here-

Mortara and Juncadella if they donít have suitable spots elsewhere in Mercedes,

Doubt Werhlein is going to make a seat in F1 so heíll be looking for something good

Then thereís a whole host of decent options in the GT3 ranks associated with WRT or Audi- Kelvin van Der Linde, Dries Vanthoor, maybe Riberas

Itís be cool to see at least one seat given to a DTM rookie

Iím sure WRT will want at least one experienced hand there too


Itís great to see WRT get the chance to run DTM and Iíll be watching with interest but I hope it doesnít impact too much on their Gt programme.
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Old 14 Oct 2018, 20:21 (Ref:3856827)   #11
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Not the same at all.
Aston Martin Racing designed and built the GT3 cars and sold them to R Motorsport.

Aston Martin is not doing anything for this DTM programme beyond selling R Motorsport a licence to use the Vantage body shape.

And the Aston Martin name.
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 00:24 (Ref:3856851)   #12
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Aston Martin is in, but when in 2019?
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 09:59 (Ref:3856898)   #13
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Aston Martin is in, but when in 2019?
I think it's 2 from the start of the year and then 4 eventually.

So next season could be:

6 Works Audi
6 Works BMW
2 + 2 Aston Martin
2 WRT Audi
2 Rowe BMW

If that all comes off then it's not a bad looking grid.
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 18:02 (Ref:3856973)   #14
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One of the Astons will be for Paul di Resta. I'll tell ya, when you open up that can of dab, it's always fresh.
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