HWA AG will no longer work as part of R-Motorsport’s Aston Martin DTM program next year, having parted ways with AF Racing AG.
HWA was heavily involved in R-Motorsport’s four Aston Martin Vantage DTMs this year after previously managing Mercedes-Benz’s DTM entries prior to the manufacturer’s withdrawal from the series.
Last year, AF Racing and HWA formed a joint company, Vynamic, to oversee the running of the Aston Martin DTM program, which is entered as R-Motorsport.
The two companies have now split, leaving HWA without involvement in DTM for the first time in two decades.
“Regrettably, we have been unable to establish any consensus for further collaboration with HWA AG in regard to fulfilling our commitment to the DTM, so that the only option for us now is to terminate our partnership with HWA in the DTM and to focus on the future,” said R-Motorsport team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger.
“Despite the termination of our collaboration with HWA, however, we still plan to continue our involvement in the DTM, and we will reorient ourselves in 2020 under these changed circumstances in coordination with Aston Martin.”
Aston Martin Lagonda CEO Dr Andy Palmer reinforced the brand’s commitment to supporting the R-Motorsport DTM effort.
“Aston Martin will continue to be supportive of R-Motorsport’s DTM program with the Vatange DTM race car and their wider plans to compete in race series governed by Class 1 regulations, such as the Super GT in Japan and in Asia.”