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R-Motorsport Moves Focus to 2021 but Open to 2020 Return

R-Motorsport vague on 2020 plans amid commitment to focusing efforts on 2021 preparation…

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R-Motorsport has moved its focus onto preparing for next year amid the downtime caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is taking a wait-and-see approach to the current situation for racing in 2020.

In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, R-Motorsport team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger revealed that the Swiss operation as “made the strategic decision to focus our resources into the planning of our commitments for 2021”.

It’s unclear what this means for the team’s 2020 programs, with only vague statements about its continued commitment for the current season having been communicated so far.

Kamelger’s statement made no reference to his 2020 plans, which were set to include entries in the GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS plus select Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli rounds.

However, a spokesperson for the team has since told Sportscar365 that R-Motorsport will “see how the rest of the season develops” amid the uncertainty “of if and when [races] will take place this year”.

The first three rounds of GTWC Europe have already been canceled following the extension of Motorsport UK’s suspension on British racing events until the end of June, which forced the cancelation of GTWC rounds at Brands Hatch and Silverstone earlier on Tuesday.

The next currently scheduled GTWC Europe round is Circuit Paul Ricard on May 29-30.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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