Emotion – Passion – Vision

R-Motorsport, the Motorsport division of AF Racing, is set to compete in the 2018 Blancpain GT Endurance Series with our two Aston Martin Vantage GT3 race cars.

R-Motorsport stands for Emotion, Passion and Vision, combined with professional skills and dedication.

We have partnered with the established outfit Arden Motorsport, who promise and deliver race operations at the highest level. Our approach is highly professional in everything we do and therefore Arden Motorsport is the perfect match.

R-Motorsport has the ambition to fight for the win of the championship with our two great race cars, an amazingly professional team and a fantastic driver line-up.

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our Team

Florian Kamelger
team Principal and owner

The Italian driver Florian Kamelger is team principal and owner of R-Motorsport and has successfully raced the GT8 with Aston Martin race driver Darren Turner in Bathurst and the Nuerburgring 24hours and is also a fixed name on the driver line-up list of our Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

Andreas Baenziger
owner

Swiss driver Andreas Baenziger is the business partner of Florian Kamelger and owner of R-Motorsport. The experienced endurance race driver has raced the GT4 already for several times in Bathurst and finished first in class 2015 at the 24hour race at the Nuerburgring.

Our Drivers

Matthieu Vaxiviere
Driver

Matthieu Vaxiviere

Curriculum Vitae

Born 03 December 1994
Lives Limoges, France

French F4 champion and Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 race winner, Matthieu Vaxiviere moved up to the next level in 2014. The young French talent competed in the World Series by Renault 3.5 with the prestigious Lotus team.

In his rookie season, Matthieu was amongst the fastest. He did everything for the season to meet the challenge of a category which saw many drivers heading to stardom, like the quadruple F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel. Matthieu unfortunately missed four races due to injury in Monaco and made a spectacular return! He scored two podium finishes and 7 top 10 in 7 starts in total! He finished eighth in the championship.

At only 21, Matthieu has already competed in several categories: GT, Mitjet, Porsche Carrera Cup, Andros Trophy ... In 2014, he participated in the prestigious World Endurance Championship in the LM GTE Am where he felt «at home», claiming pole at Austin (United States) and a podium at Fuji (Japan).

In 2015, Matthieu Vaxiviere illustrated himself again in a very intense season of FR3.5 within the Lotus team. Indeed, the title race was intense: no less than 10 podiums including 3 victories! A full season of competition, regularity, allowing Matthieu to get the title of vice world champion of Formula 3.5. But the young limougeaud didn’t stop there. Matthieu is a challenger with a strong competitive spirit and inhabited by passion. Always ready to face new challenges, he successfully participated in the winter 2015/2016 Andros Electric Trophy: 11 podiums, 6 victories and the overall championship victory.

The year 2016 will be no exception! First non-Russian driver to be supported by SMP and Amato Ferrari, Matthieu Vaxiviere also participates in the development of the new SMP Racing team throughout the new V8 Formula 3.5, a potential catalyst to Formula 1.

In parallel, he competes in the GT3 Le Mans Cup on a Ferrari 458, with Classic and Modern Racing team which includes the opening race of the prestigious 24-hour of Le Mans.

Race CV

2016​ Formula V8 3.5
Michelin Gt3 Le Mans Cup (Ferrari 458)
2015 Formula Renault 3.5 series – Vice-Champion
Trophée Andros électrique Champion
2014 Formula Renault 3.5 series (8e, 2 podiums)
Fia world endurance Championship LMGTE Am- 5 th (Porsche 991 RSR) (1 pole, 1 podium)
Mit jet Supertourisme (1 race, 1 win)
2013 Eurocup Formula – Renault 2.0 (8e) (2 wins)
Porsche Carrera Cup France (4 races, 3 wins, 4 podiums)
Trophée Andros électrique (4e)
2012 Eurocup formula Renault 2.0 (11e)
Grand prix de Pau électrique (2e)
2011 French F4 Champion
2010 Mit jet series (2e)
Maxime Martin
Driver

Maxime Martin

Curriculum Vitae

Name Maxime Martin
Geburtsdatum 20 März 1986
Größe 1,82 m
Gewicht 73 Kg
Geburtsort Brüssel, Belgien
Wohnort Monaco
Familienstand Single
Interessen/Hobbys Tennis, Squash
Erstes Rennen Fun Cup Spa-Francorchamps
Erstes Rennen Gewonnen Mini cooper Challenge - Val de Vienne
Lieblingsstrecke Spa-Francorchamps

Career

2013 Blancpain Endurance Series
Marc VDS Racing Team / BMW Z4 GT3 / Bas Leinders - Yelmer Buurman - Maxime Martin / 5 races / 1 pole position / 1 victory (paul-Ricard) / 2 podiums / 3rd overall driver championship / Team Champion!
24H of Nurburgring
Marc VDS Racing Team BMW Sports Trophy / BMW Z4 GT3 / Andrea Piccini - Yelmer Buurman / Richard Goransson - Maxime Martin / 2nd overall
American Le Mans Series
BMW Team RLL / BMW Z4 GTE / Bill Auberlen - Maxime Martin / 10 races / 3 pole position / 1 victory (Long Beach) / 6th GT Driver Championship / 2nd GT TEAM Championship
Rolex Series
Turner Motosport / BMW M3 GTD / Michael Marsal - Boris Said - Bill Auberlen - Paul Dalla Lana - Maxime Martin / 2 races (24h Daytona + Road America) / 1 podium
24H du Mans
TDS by Thiriet / Oreca LMP2 - Nissan / 3rd participation / DNF
VLN
Marc VDS Racing Team / BMW Z4 GT3 / Nick Catsburg - Maxime Martin / 3 races / 1 victory
2012 ADAC GT3 Championship - Germany
Team : Alpina Official team / Car: ALPINA - B6 / 14 races / 3 victories / 4th place overall
Blancpain Endurance Series
Team : Marc VDS / Car : BMW Z4 / 6 races / 2 victories / 2nd place overall / at the strat
24 Hours of Nurburgring
Team : Marc VDS / Car : BMW Z4 / 4th place overall / 169 cars at the strat
FIA GT1 World Championship
Team Russia / Car : Aston Martin DBRS9
24 Hours of LE MANS
Team : OAK Racing / 7th in LMP2 Class / Car : Morgan Nissan - Pescarolo/OAK
2011 FIA GT1 World Championship
Marc VDS - Ford GT1 Matech Competition / Co-driver : Frederic Makowiecki / 4 victories (Abu Dhabi, China, Germany) / 2 poles (China) / 6th place overall
The Blancpain Endurance Series
Marc VDS - Ford GT3 Matech Competition – Marc VDS - BMW Z4 / 3 podium / 2 victories (France, UK) / 1 pole (24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps) / 5th place overall
The 24 Hours of LE MANS
Marc VDS - Kronos / Lola Aston Martin - 6.0L V12 / 7th place general / Rookie of LE MANS
FIA GT3 European Championship
Team LMP Motosport - Aston Martin DBRS9 / 3 podium / 6th place ovreall
2010 FIA GT1 World Championship
20 races - 24 rs / Marc VDS - Ford GT1 Matech Competition / Co-driver : Bas Leinders
The 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Ford GT3 MarcVDS Racing / Co-drivers : Bas Leinders & Marc Duez / GT3 2nd place
25 Hours Fun Cup - Spa-francorchamps
165 cars at the start / Charity Program / M&M's Team / Victory
2009 FIA GT3 European Championship
12 races - 27 cars / Morgan Aero 8 - AutoGT / Co-driver: Gaël Lesoudier / 2 pole positions / 1 victory
The 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Ford GT3 Matech Competition / Co-drivers : Thomas Mutch & Marc Henerici / GT3 victory
ADAC GT3 German Championship
BMW Alpina B6 / Co-driver : Claudia Huertgen / 2 races / 2 victories
2008 Eurocup Megane Trophy
14 races - 24 cars / Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing / Vice Champion / 4 pole positions / 6 victories
Clio Cup France Championship
14 races - 42 cars / Thierry Boutsen Energy Racing / Champion / 2 pole positions / 3 victories
2006 Formula Renault 1.6L Belgium Championship
1 pole position / 2 victories / 4th place in Championship
2005 Mini Cooper Challenge Belgium Championship
12 races - 22 cars / Vice Champion / Mini Cooper Challenge World Cup / World Champion
Nicki Thiim
Driver

Nicki Thiim

Curriculum Vitae

Alias Dansky Junior
Height 1,90m
Born 17 April 1989 / Sønderborg, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Lives Flensburg, Germany
Helmet Blue, Black, Yellow, Red
Motto Go Hard Or Go Home

Career

2017 24h Nürburgring SP8 Class-Winner Aston Martin
2016​ FIA WEC GTE-Pro Team World Champion
2016 FIA WEC GT Drivers World Champion
2016 Aston Martin Works Driver at the FIA WEC
2015 24h Spa P3 Audi
2014 ADAC GT Masters Team Championship Audi
2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Team Championship
2014 24h FIA WEC GTE-AM World Champion Aston Martin
2014 24h Le Mans GTE-AM Winner Aston Martin
2014 - 2015 Audi Sport Works Driver
2013 24h Nürburgring Winner - Mercedes-Benz
2013 Porsche Supercup Champion
2008 - 2012 VW Motorsport Works Driver
2008 German Seat Leon Supercopa Champion
2006 P6 Formula Ford Festival (world championship)
2006 Danish Formula Ford Champion
2001 Danish Karting Champion
Dominik Baumann
Driver

Dominik Baumann

Curriculum Vitae

Born 04.10.1992 / Hall / Tirol (AT)
Hobbies Ice Hockey, Golfing, Go-Kart
Motorsport since 2003
Teams 3GT Racing, R-Motorsport

Career

2017 15th place Blancpain GT Series
13th place Blancpain Endurance Cup
11th place Blancpain Sprint Cup
7th place 24h of Spa-Francorchamps
2016 Champion Blancpain GT Series
Champion Driver & Team
2nd place Blancpain Endurance Cup
4th place Team Championship
3rd place Blancpain Sprint Cup
2nd place Team Championship
6th place 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
2015 2nd place ADAC GT Masters
2014 4th place ADAC GT Masters
7th place Blancpain Sprint Series
2013 3rd place FIA GT Series PRO AM
5th place ADAC GT Masters
2012 European Champion FIA GT3
Young Talent of the Year FIA CENTRAL EUROPEAN ZONE Motorsport
1st place FIA GT3 European championship team title
9th place ADAC GT Masters
2011 5th place ADAC GT Masters
1st place FIA GT3 European championship team title
4th place FIA GT3 European championship drivers’ title
2010 7th place Formel ADAC
2009 12th place Formel ADAC
2008 Move to KF2 class (seniors)
4th place, 2008 DCKM
Double win in DCKM race in Ampfing
Qualified for kart world championship
First Austrian motor racing driver to attend Innsbruck Sport Academy
8th place, DJKM, 2008
2007 Contested European kart championship (juniors)
2006 First international top position in karting (juniors)
2005 Tyrolean junior kart champion
Entered international karting events (juniors)
(DKM, international races in Italy)
2004 Tyrolean kart champion (juniors)
2003 Began karting
Jake Dennis
Driver

Jake Dennis - Curriculum Vitae

10-second summary

Born 16 June 1995, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK (age: 22)
Lives Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Career to date​ 2010-2015: Single-seaters (Formula Renault 2.0 to European Formula 3) 2003-2010: Karts (Cadets to KF2)
Currently FIA Formula 3 European Championship with Prema Powerteam Part-time driver coach

Career in brief

2017​ Audi WRT - Blancpain racing series
2016​ 4th - GP3 Series
2015 ​3rd - FIA Formula 3 European Championship
2014 9th - FIA Formula 3 European Championship
3rd - FIA Formula 3 European Rookies' Championship
2013 4th - Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship
2012 Champion - Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (Northern European Cup)
​McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner
2011 Champion - InterSteps Champion (successor to Formula BMW UK)
2010 Champion - CIK-FIA U18 World Karting Championship
​Champion - MSA Super One KF3 British JuniorChampionship
Champion - ABkC 0-Plate KF3 Championship
​Champion - KF3 Winter Series
2009 ​Vice-Champion - MSA Super One KF3 British Junior Championship
​Runner-up - CIK-FIA KF3 World Cup
Runner-up - MSA Kartmasters KF3 Grand Prix
​Champion - Superkarts USA SuperNationals XIII: TaGJunior Championship
2008 ​Champion - MSA BRDC Stars of Tomorrow KF3 Championship
2007 ​Champion - MSA British Open Cadet Championship
​Joins RSF to compete in British KF3 karting

Race CV

2016 ​GP3 Series 4th. Races: 18/18. Wins: 2. Poles: 0. Podiums: 5. Fastest laps: 1.
2015​ FIA Formula 3 European Championship 3rd. Races: 33 / 33. Wins: 6. Poles: 6. Podiums: 16. FLs: 5
2014​ FIA Formula 3 European Championship 9th. Races: 33 / 33. Wins: 0. Poles: 0. Podiums: 3. FLs: 0
2014​ Rookies' Championship 3rd. Races: 3 / 33. Wins: 3. Poles: 0. Podiums: 20. FLs: 0
2013 ​Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship 4th. Races: 14/14. Wins: 0. Poles: 1. Podiums: 1. FLs: 1.
​Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup 31st. Races: 4/16. Wins: 1. Poles: 0. Podiums: 1. FLs: 0
Formula Renault 2.0 Pau Trophy 3rd. Races: 2/2. Wins: 1. Poles: 0. Podiums: 2. FLs: 0
2012 ​Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup Champion. Races: 20/20. Wins: 3. Poles: 3. Podiums:11. FLs: 2
​Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship 12th. Races: 6/14. Wins: 0. Poles: 1. Podiums: 1. FLs: 0
Awards McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner
2011 ​InterSteps Championship (successor to Formula BMW UK) Champion. Races: 20/20. Wins: 8. Poles: 7. Podiums:16. FLs: 6
​Formula Renault 2.0 Finals (winter cup) 19th. Races: 6/6. Points-scoring finishes: 3
​2010-03​ Karting Multiple national and international champion (see above highlights)
Marvin Kirchhoefer
Driver

Marvin Kirchhoefer

Curriculum Vitae

Born 19 March 1994 in Leipzig
Lives Leipzig, Germany
Body 178 cm, 68 kg
Hobby Kart, Wakeboard, Snowboard, Fahrrad
Motorsport Kart seit 1999, Formelsport seit 2012
Topstrecken Spa, Ascari
Vorbild Ayrton Senna
Ziel “Bei jedem Rennen auf dem Treppchen”

Career

2017 ADAC GT Masters
24h Rennen Spa Francorchamps Pro-AM Wertung - 1. place
2016 GP2 Series
GP2 Monaco - Rennen 2 - 2. place
2015 GP3 Series
ADAC Sachsen Motorsportler des Jahres 2015
2014 GP3 Series
2013 ATS Formel-3 Cup - Champion
PATS Formel-3 Cup Rookiewertung - Champion
2012 ATS Formel-3 Cup Rookiewertung - Champion
ADAC Junior Motorsportler des Jahres
2011 Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft - Champion
2010 ADAC Kart Masters - Champion
Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft - Vice Champion
EM-Qualifikation - Champion
2009 ADAC Kart Masters - Champion
EM-Qualifikation - Champion
2008 DMV Kart Championship Ost - Champion
OAKC - Vice Champion
ADAC Bundeslauf - Vice Champion
2007 NAKC- Vice Champion
DMV Kart Championship Ost - Champion
2005 ADAC Kart Meisterschaft - Champion
NAKC - Vice Champion
2004 ADAC Kart Meisterschaft- Vice Champion
NAKC
2003 ODKM- Vice Champion
2002 ODKM

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