R-Motorsport has announced it will enter the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in a joint effort with Arden Motorsport, with Jake Dennis and Alex Brundle confirmed as drivers.
The AF Racing-run team will enter an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 with support from Arden for the five-round Endurance Cup.
Dennis makes the switch from competing with Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in the Blancpain GT Series while Brundle is set for his GT3 return after focusing on LMP2 and LMP3 programs in recent seasons.
The project is expected to be a precursor to an increased program with Aston Martin’s new Vantage GT3 model in 2019.
“We are extremely excited to be competing in the Blancpain GT Endurance Series in 2018,” said co-owner and team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger.
“We have the ambition to fight for the win of the championship and to step onto the highest step of the podium at the 24 Hours of Spa in 2018.
“The Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 is such a great race car, the team is amazingly professional and our driver lineup will be fantastic.
“Being able to work with Arden Motorsport has been and is a great experience for us and we think we have found the perfect match.”
AF Racing already has links with Aston Martin, working on the Valkyrie supercar project.
“Andreas [Baenziger] and Florian have not just played an important role in the Aston Martin Valkyrie project but are such enthusiasts and professionals in every respect,” added Arden Motorsport founder Garry Horner.
“Their passion for racing and the brand is exceptional. I am pleased to be having such strong partners of Arden Motorsport and I am very much looking forward to next year’s Blancpain GT Endurance Series.
“I am expecting a great result for the R-Motorsport team.”