R-Motorsport has finalized its driving roster for the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS season with the announcement of three signings.
20-year-old Austrian Max Hofer will join the Swiss Aston Martin team while Ricky Collard and Hugo de Sadeleer have been retained from last season’s squad.
Hofer, who drove a Land-Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo in ADAC GT Masters last year, will share R-Motorsport’s Silver-class Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in all but one round of the upcoming GTWC Endurance Cup season with de Sadeleer and James Pull.
Collard will return to the GTWC Sprint competition, most likely with his 2019 co-driver Marvin Kirchhoefer, and will also appear in Endurance Cup.
The British driver will partner with de Sadeleer and another to-be-confirmed teammate for the Total 24 Hours of Spa round of the long-distance championship.
In addition to his Silver Cup Endurance role, de Sadeleer will drive in the Pro class of the Sprint competition.
R-Motorsport has also signed ex-BMW factory driver Tom Blomqvist and Formula 2 front-runner Luca Ghiotto, although their exact roles have yet to be determined.
The Endurance Cup Silver class trio is the only full R-Motorsport lineup to have been confirmed at this stage.
The team is set to allocate the rest of its driver roles, including the Pro class lineups, in the “very near future”.
“Max is the latest arrival in our driver line-up and, together with Hugo and Ricky, he fits well into our young and ambitious team of aspiring talents,” said team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger.
“Because in addition to our constant desire to fight for victories at all times, one of our most important objectives here at R-Motorsport is to advance the careers of talented young drivers.
“Ricky, who has become a Pro as a result of his successful season with R-Motorsport, is ample proof of how well our system works.”