FIA WEC LMP2 driver and Formula Renault 3.5 World Series Vice Champion Matthieu Vaxiviere has been added to the R-Motorsport Blancpain Endurance Series effort.
Vaxiviere brings LMP2 and GT3 experience to the two car Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 programme but will compete in the Blancpain series for the first time in his career.
R-Motorsport, the motorsport arm of AF Racing, has one seat still remaining in the two entered Aston Martin Vantage GT3, and will look to finalise this imminently. Aston Martin Factory drivers Nicki This and Maxime Martin have already been announced with he team together with Alex Brundle and Jake Dennis.
AF Racing is also one of the three official partners of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar project and has been announced official Aston Martin Valkyrie strategic partner.
The team will partner established outfit Arden International. Founded by former racer and Red Bull Racing F1’s Christian Horner and his father Garry, Arden have achieved major success across multiple single-seater series including FIA Formula 2 and it will be run in conjunction with two-time Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 winner Jota Sport.
R-Motorsport team principal Florian Kamelger: “It’s great to have Matthieu in the team. This brings us one more step towards the goal of the perfect driver line-up for this season.”
Matthieu Vaxiviere: “I’m really looking forward to start working for this fantastic project. I would like to thank Dr Kamelger and Dr Baenziger for their trust. But also, the people behind Jota and Arden for giving me this amazing opportunity. I will give everything I have got.
“This year will be extremely competitive and exciting and I hope to be successful for many seasons to come”.”