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.
Find out more about the grand news of R-Motorsport here
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.
Matthieu Vaxiviere Driver
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.
Formula V8 3.5
Michelin Gt3 Le Mans Cup (Ferrari 458)
Formula Renault 3.5 series – Vice-Champion
Trophée Andros électrique Champion
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)
Eurocup Formula – Renault 2.0 (8e) (2 wins)
Porsche Carrera Cup France (4 races, 3 wins, 4 podiums)
Trophée Andros électrique (4e)
Eurocup formula Renault 2.0 (11e)
Grand prix de Pau électrique (2e)
French F4 Champion
Mit jet series (2e)
Maxime Martin Driver
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Formula Renault 1.6L Belgium Championship
1 pole position / 2 victories / 4th place in Championship
Mini Cooper Challenge Belgium Championship
12 races - 22 cars / Vice Champion / Mini Cooper Challenge World Cup / World Champion
Nicki Thiim Driver
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
24h Nürburgring SP8 Class-Winner Aston Martin
FIA WEC GTE-Pro Team World Champion
FIA WEC GT Drivers World Champion
Aston Martin Works Driver at the FIA WEC
24h Spa P3 Audi
ADAC GT Masters Team Championship Audi
Porsche Carrera Cup Team Championship
24h FIA WEC GTE-AM World Champion Aston Martin
24h Le Mans GTE-AM Winner Aston Martin
2014 - 2015
Audi Sport Works Driver
24h Nürburgring Winner - Mercedes-Benz
Porsche Supercup Champion
2008 - 2012
VW Motorsport Works Driver
German Seat Leon Supercopa Champion
P6 Formula Ford Festival (world championship)
Danish Formula Ford Champion
Danish Karting Champion
Alex Brundle Driver
Motorsport Curriculum Vitae
European Le Mans Series (CHAMPION lmp3, United Autosports)
World Endurance Championship (3 wins, 1 podium, G-Drive Racing)
Le Mans 24 hours (5th LMP2)
Daytona 24 hours (Muscle Milk Pickett racing, 5th overall)
Tudor United Sport Cars series (selected rounds, 2 podiums)
Total pole award for the most pole positions scored overall (TUSCC)
Development driver: Ligier JS-p2
World Endurance Championship (2nd LMP2, 5 podiums)
Le Mans 24 hours (2nd LMP2)
Spa 24 hours, (Fortec motorsport)
World Endurance Championship (3 meetings, 1 pole on debut)
European Le Mans Series (3rd, 1 Podium)
Became a BRDC Superstar
Le Mans 24 hours (15th overall, 8th LMP2)
Woolf Bernato Trophy Winner.
GP3 series (1 podium)
Became BRDC Rising Star
FIA Formula 2 (7th, 3 podiums, 1pole)
Works test: SLS GT3 – (Black Falcon Mercedes)
Radical Nevada cup (2 poles, 2 wins)
Radical European masters (5 poles, 3 wins)
British Formula 3
FIA Formula 2
2007 - 2008
Formula Palmer Audi (6th, 3 podiums, 1 pole)
T- Cars (8th, 2 podiums)
Over the course of his career Alex has:
Led the Le Mans 24 hour race in the LMP2 class for over 30 hours of competition.
Never caused a non finishing result (DNF) in an endurance contest.
Been a development driver for chassis in LMP2 competition as well as for bespoke racing and road going chassis.
Represented 3 manufacturers, of racing or production cars in Endurance competition.
Promotional partners have included: Nasstar, Cars International, Richard Mille, Gulf Agency Company and Liberty Insurance Underwriters.
Commentary & Broadcasting
Alex has provided commentary services to Formula One Management, for GP2/GP3 series racing and Commentary services for Radio Le Mans coverage of the World Endurance Championship. Alongside insight and interviews for Formula One venue feed. Alex has also been an expert guest on ITV’s broadcasting of FIA formula e as well as Sky F1’s midweek report.
Alex has been documented in print from The Times, The Financial Times and The EDP to Loaded Magazine, Nuts magazine, Autosport and numerous posts and blogs worldwide.
He has been featured on Sky F1,Eurosport, ITV 1, Sky sports 1, Speed TV, BBC radio 2, Radio Le Mans and Brazil Globo TV and has been the subject of two documentary presentations, most notably, ‘Britain’s next F1 star’.
Alex aims to maintain his reputation and performance level alongside the best endurance racers worldwide. Representing production manufacturers in the top tiers of the most competitive endurance events.
11 ‘GCSEs’, 4A*, 3A, 4B
1 ‘AS level’ Geography, A
3 ‘A Levels’ Physics B, Politics B, Business, A Nottingham University: BSC in Management studies Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Gold
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
Audi WRT - Blancpain racing series
4th - GP3 Series
3rd - FIA Formula 3 European Championship
9th - FIA Formula 3 European Championship
3rd - FIA Formula 3 European Rookies' Championship
4th - Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship
Champion - Formula Renault 2.0 NEC (Northern European Cup)
McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner
Champion - InterSteps Champion (successor to Formula BMW UK)
Champion - CIK-FIA U18 World Karting Championship
Champion - MSA Super One KF3 British JuniorChampionship
Champion - ABkC 0-Plate KF3 Championship
Champion - KF3 Winter Series
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
Champion - MSA BRDC Stars of Tomorrow KF3 Championship
Champion - MSA British Open Cadet Championship
Joins RSF to compete in British KF3 karting
Multiple national and international champion (see above highlights)
Marvin Kirchhoefer Driver
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”