Aston Martin step from 2019 in the prestigious German touring car championships DTM. The British car manufacturer will replace Mercedes, which from next year will focus on the Formula E.
Aston Martin is partnering with R-Motorsport and HWA. The car for the DTM is to be built, will be based on the Aston Martin Vantage.
"This is a historic moment and a milestone for the DTM", exults DTM-president Gerhard Berger on Thursday in a statement. "Internationalization of our platform is one of our main goals."
The DTM was already some time looking for a third manufacturer in addition to Audi and BMW. Mercedes has been since the beginning of the class, in 1984, involved in the German touring car championships, but made more than a year ago, announced that the company, after 2018, will stop.
Aston Martin has for a number of years already sponsor the Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing. Since this year is called the renstal of Max Verstappen official Aston Martin Red Bull Racing.