Today R-Motorsport announced that Dominik Baumann will join its drivers squad. The 24h of Spa-Francorchamps on 28th/29th July will be the Austrian’s debut in the Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 of the R-Motorsport team. Dominik Baumann is the latest addition to the Swiss two-car Aston Martin team. The first outing in the Aston Martin V12 GT3 will be at the Spa test day on 3rd July.
This year the 25-year old Tyrolian takes part in the American IMSA Sports Car Championship and the VLN long distance race series on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Dominik who started his motor racing career in Karting in 2003 is one of the most successful and experienced GT3 drivers. Highlights of his sporting career so far are winning the Blancpain GT Series outright in 2016, finishing as runner-up in the 2015 ADAC GT Masters series and winning the European FIA GT3 Championship in 2012. So far Dominik’s best results in the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps are 6th and 7th overall in 2016 and 2017.
Dominik Baumann joins the squad of the #62 Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 in place of Alex Brundle who will now prioritise R-Motorsport’s 2019 programme.
Says Alex Brundle: “I have learnt a tremendous amount in the last three GT3 races and I look forward to continuing my work and partnership with R-Motorsport and turning my efforts and focus to their 2019 programme.”
Says Dominik Baumann: “I am really excited to be given the opportunity to join R-Motorsport. Although the team is a relatively new entity in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup it has already made its mark in the first three races of this season and is a serious competitor for outright victories. I am looking forward to the first test outing with the Aston Martin at Spa and my target for the race is to contribute in the best way possible to achieving a top result. Looking at the performances of the team so far I am convinced that we will be very competitive.”
Comments Dr. Florian Kamelger, Team Principal: “We thank Alex for his contribution to developing our team in the first three races of the season and we welcome Dominik to our team. We are sure that with Dominik’s vast experience and his excellent GT3 track record he will be an asset to R-Motorsport. We are looking forward to working with Dominik and can’t wait for the first race with him joining our drivers team at Spa-Francorchamps.”
Source. R-Motorsport/Photo. John Patterson