Team owner Timo Bernhard announces DTM exit for Porsche team
Team owner and two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard has revealed that his squad will not continue fielding the Porsche 911 GT3 R in the German category next year due to a mixture of personal Porsche ambassadorial commitments and budget constraints.
Bernhard, who balances his role as a team manager with his duties as a Porsche brand ambassador, expressed the challenges he faced in finding the right balance between the two responsibilities. He explained that managing the team and fulfilling his ambassadorial commitments had proved to be a great challenge, making it impossible for the team to continue in the DTM.
The announcement comes as a disappointment for fans and supporters of Bernhard’s team, as they have enjoyed success in the DTM with the Porsche 911 GT3 R. However, the decision is necessary to ensure Bernhard can focus on his ambassadorial duties and maintain a certain level of budget control within the team.
Bernhard’s team has been an active participant in the DTM, showcasing the performance and capabilities of the Porsche 911 GT3 R. Despite their exit, the team’s presence in the sport will not be forgotten, thanks to their achievements and contributions over the years.
Although the team will no longer compete in the DTM, Bernhard remains optimistic about the future. He expressed his gratitude to Porsche for their support and emphasized that this decision does not mark the end of his involvement in motorsport.
It will be interesting to see what lies ahead for Bernhard and his team, as they explore new opportunities in both racing and their ambassadorial roles. Fans and supporters will undoubtedly be watching closely to see where the future leads Bernhard and his team after their departure from the DTM.