DTM: WRT Team AUDI confirms Dubai driver Ed Jones in its 2020 DTM squad
WRT Team Audi Sport recently announced the driver line-up for its 2020 DTM campaign. For its second season in the top sportscar series, the Belgian squad is renewing entirely the line-up and betting again on young talent. One Audi RS 5 DTM will be entrusted in 2020 to Ed Jones, who comes from single-seater formula.
Ed Jones (24), born in Dubai from British parents, formed himself in F.Renault series before ascending to Formula 3 and taking the Euroformula Open title in 2013. He then embarked in a successful career in the US, becoming the Indy Lights Champion in 2016. In 2017-19, he raced in IndyCar where he secured a spectacular third position (3rd) at the Indy 500 in 2017.
Jones will be making his debut with the team and at the wheel of the Audi RS 5 DTM at the testing session scheduled this week at Jerez de la Frontera, in Southern Spain.
In 2019, the year of its tenth anniversary, Team WRT, one of the most winning teams in GT3 racing of the decade which has also clinched numerous successes in other categories, including TCR, made its debut in the DTM, as WRT Team Audi Sport. In its maiden season, with Jonathan Aberdein and Pietro Fittipaldi, it showed constant progress, clinching solid results both in qualifying and races, and a final P6 in the Teams’ standings.
Vincent Vosse: “We are delighted to welcome Ed to the Team. A young driver who has already proven his value and sees in the DTM the right series to develop his career. Once again, we are giving an opportunity to young talent, which is one of our core principles. I am convinced that Ed will contribute a lot to the growth of WRT Team Audi Sport in our crucial second season in the DTM.”
Ed Jones: “I look forward joining WRT Team Audi Sport and the DTM in 2020. This is a series I have been watching closely in the past, very appealing, with high-level competition and great racing. I am excited to get going, with such a great team around me. Audi won the title last year, WRT had a great maiden season, the objective is to be on the podium, and if everything goes well, to go for a win. I know it is going to be tough, but we have everything to grow and perform well.”