Red Bull ends DTM participation

Red Bull ends DTM participation

Red Bull has decided to withdraw from the Displacement Tracking Matrix after two seasons of official participation through AF Corse.

Red Bull is heavily involved in motorsports with two teams visible in Formula 1, its own junior team and its presence as a sponsor in several championships. In the DTM, the Austrian brew has long been content with partnerships of this kind, but launched an official program in 2021, when the championship adopted the GT3 regulations. Red Bull was based on the chassis AF Corsica To participate in my Ferrari 296 GT3.

The green light has been given to extend the commitment to 2023 but according to Motorsport-Total.com, the sister publication of Motorsport.com, Red Bull finally decided to withdraw from the German championship. DTM management has recently changed hands, as the organizer ITR has been dissolved by its owner, Gerhard Berger, to cede commercial rights to the championship to ADAC, the German Automobile Club.

The former F1 driver will not take part in the DTM regulation in 2023, which appears to have precipitated Red Bull’s decision. The ties between Berger and the company are very strong and long-standing: the Austrian was the first athlete sponsored by Red Bull in 1989 and later served as co-owner and first boss of today’s Toro Rosso F1 team, now known as AlphaTauri.

Cassidy and Faraga should not stay in this category

The AF Corse will not remain in the DTM, as the project has been entirely funded by Red Bull, which runs two in-house drivers, one in the brand’s colours, the other in AlphaTauri colours. This means that Nick Cassidy And the Felipe Fraga13th and 16th respectively in the 2022 tournament must not appear on the grid.

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Cassidy told run.de of his desire to stay in the category however “I don’t think it will be possible.” In 2023, in an already busy year: the New Zealander will represent Envision in Formula E. He can also take part in the Triple Eight Engineering 1000 km race and continue driving to AF Corse in the WEC, in the GTE Am class.

Fraga, who won a second race for Norisring in 2022, will return to the Brazilian Bar Stock Championship with Team Blue Stock, leading him to the title in 2016. He had hoped to ride in IMSA after he ran several tests for the Meyer Shank race but was favored by Colin Brown Along with Tom Blockqvist to drive an Acura ARX-06 that met LMDh regulations.

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