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Team Rosberg Commits to New GT3 Era with Two Cars

Team Rosberg becomes second existing DTM team to confirm presence in new GT3 era…

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Team Rosberg has announced plans to remain in the DTM for the series’ transition into a GT3-based championship from next year.

The German squad, which ran triple drivers’ champion Rene Rast and Jamie Green in 2020, is set to field a pair of cars in the next two seasons of the DTM’s new era.

Team Rosberg joins Abt Sportsline as the second existing DTM entrant to have declared its commitment to the series beyond the end of the Class One ruleset.

Rosberg, which has run Audis in the DTM under the Audi Sport Team Rosberg banner since 2006, has not confirmed which type of GT3 car it will be running next season.

The team has prior experience in the global GT racing formula, having run early-generation Audi R8 LMS GT3s in ADAC GT Masters and the FIA GT3 European Championship in 2009-10.

Its recent campaigns in the DTM heralded a pair of teams’ championships in 2017 and 2019, while its lead driver Rast clinched his third drivers’ title in four seasons this year.

“It was clear to us that we would work on it with the highest priority to prove our performance in the world’s most professional sprint series,” said Rosberg team principal Kimmo Liimatainen.

“Under the special circumstances of 2020, it was extremely valuable that we as a team again have managed to celebrate a title. Our aim is to win, at the beginning of next year, we will present with whom and how we intend on achieving our ambitious goal.

“I am particularly pleased to be able to confirm our participation with two vehicles in the DTM 2021 and 2022.

“Along with planning for the DTM, we worked with Rosberg Extreme Racing, RXR, and realized yet another great project – we are working enthusiastically on this new experience.”

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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