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Tomczyk Joins ABT Sportsline in Management Role

Martin Tomczyk joins DTM team ABT Sportsline in managing director role…

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Former DTM Trophy series manager and 2011 DTM champion Martin Tomczyk has joined ABT Sportsline as the German team’s managing director.

Tomczyk, 41, will coordinate ABT’s motorsport activities including its sports car ventures in the DTM with Audi and the Nürburgring 24 with Lamborghini.

After stepping back from racing, the former Audi and BMW factory driver moved into series management last year when he joined DTM organizer ITR in the role of brand and sport representative, which included overseeing the DTM Trophy series for GT4 cars.

In the wake of the DTM’s sale to the ADAC, Tomczyk has moved into team management activities working for an organization with which he spent 10 seasons as a driver.

“After the realignment of the DTM, I started to look elsewhere,” said Tomczyk.

“ABT Sportsline is one of the most successful racing teams in the world and my motorsport home. The contact has never broken off after all of these years. I still know many of the people involved, so the familiarisation period shouldn’t take long.

“I am very much looking forward to my new task. I’ve been at home in GT3 racing for many years, so I can add my experience in in this area straight away.

“But I’m also already very excited about Formula E and Extreme E. The portfolio at ABT Sportsline is fascinating.”

Tomczyk’s role will initially focus on ABT Sportsline’s GT3 programs before expanding into the team’s projects with SEAT brand Cupra in electric racing.

“Martin Tomczyk gained a lot of respect as a series manager of the DTM last year and did an excellent job from our point of view,” said ABT team principal Thomas Biermaier.

“After the sale of the DTM brand to the ADAC, we started talking and quickly realized that we would complement each other perfectly.

“I am very pleased that we came to an agreement quickly and that Martin Tomczyk will be strengthening our team as a manager with immediate effect.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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