Championship-winning GT3 squad GruppeM Racing has become the first team to officially commit to DTM next year, having announced plans to field a Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo in the new-look GT3-based championship.
The Hong Kong-flagged, Germany-based operation has been a regular on the GT racing scene since its return in 2017, having claimed championship titles in GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS, race wins in Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli as well winning last year’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau with Raffaele Marciello.
The driver for the team’s planned single-car effort has yet to be announced.
“We are proud and excited to be the first racing team from Hong Kong to compete in the DTM, a racing series that has been offering motorsport at the highest level for many years and has a great history,” said team principal Kenny Chen.
“The challenge is great, but we are happy to accept it and we look forward to it with great ambition and confidence.
“I am particularly pleased that we will continue to be working with Mercedes-AMG. We are ready for the DTM adventure!”
As confirmed earlier this month, current-spec GT3 cars will make up the DTM grid next year, despite initial efforts to introduce modified GT3 machinery with more power and the removal of driver aids.