Manufacturing unit Aston Martin driver Thiim was because of contest a full season within the DTM this yr after signing a cope with Lamborghini squad T3 Motorsport, practically 4 a long time after his father Kuurt Thiim gained the 1986 title in a Rover Vitesse.
Nonetheless, the 33-year-old break up with T3 Motorsport simply two rounds into the marketing campaign with a finest end of simply twelfth to his title, with the squad itself skipping the next races at Imola and the Norisring.
However based on Motorsport.com’s sister title Motorsport-Complete.com, plans at the moment are afoot for Thiim to make a wildcard look along with his employer Aston Martin within the second half of the season.
Whereas Thiim’s entry has been kind of determined, a second Vantage can also be believed to be on the agenda to assist safe funding for the whole challenge. It stays unclear who will drive the opposite automobile ought to the plans come to fruition.
The Nurburgring spherical on 27-28 August is known to be the most probably choice for the Dane’s comeback, with an Aston Martin Efficiency Centre situated simply throughout the street from the well-known German venue.
A wildcard entry within the penultimate spherical on the Pink Bull Ring can also be underneath dialogue.
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The most important query mark stays over the selection of group to deal with the potential Aston entry, because the producer presently doesn’t have any presence within the DTM.
There have been talks of a British group working the automobile, with Tom Ferrier’s TF Sport outfit rising as a sizzling candidate. Based mostly out of Sussex, TF Sport presently leads the GTE Am class of the FIA World Endurance Championship with a GTE model of the Vantage and has additionally been contracted by Aston to run its manufacturing unit entries on the Nurburgring Nordschleife since 2021.
Thiim, the truth is, drove for TF Sport on this yr’s Nurburgring 24 Hours and will have fought for the win had he not crashed after driving over an oil spill.
Ought to Thiim be capable to make a visitor look this yr, it is going to make Aston Martin the seventh completely different producer on the grid after Germany’s ‘huge 4’ Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche, and Italian supercar makers Ferrari and Lamborghini.
A visitor entry may be the start of a long-term involvement from Aston Martin within the DTM, given Germany is the marque’s largest market outdoors of the UK. It’s also understood that Aston’s curiosity within the DTM has improve because it introduced earlier this yr that it might focus solely on GT World Problem Europe and the NLS sequence in 2022.
Aston Martin was final represented on the grid in 2019 when R-Motorsport privately ran 4 Class One automobiles primarily based on the Vantage with a license from the British automobile producer.