DTM: WRT Team AUDI confirms Dubai driver Ed Jones in its 2020 DTM squad

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.”

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29 minutes ago

F1

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🏁 Robert Kubica is P1 😀

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.4 gap to a Red Bull and .6 to a Mercedes...so Kubica was giving it everything and the others were concentrating on long runs, then!

So kubica is 2.5 sec faster then raikkonen and still he is without a seat 😱😱😱😱 just imagine him in a merc! He wuld be 25time champion 😂😂😂😂

Robert since was at BMW Williams, was on top... Give him a better engine and Will show of what it's capabile

Wish the entire season was this mixed up and not just Mercades up front. Makes it boring.

I think F1 drivers are at the same level and if you put them in the same cars the time difference between 1 and the last would be 0.1-0.2sec

finally a good amount of laps from ferrari without issues... hope they keep this momentum

Showboating Kubica. I bet he's driving past the Williams garage with a single digit raised...

I wish he still had a full time Formula One drive in a much better car than last year's Williams. Given time to readjust to the sport I think the world would've started seeing the driver we all remembered and admired again...

It’s testing the time sheets mean nothing Remember last season everyone was saying how strong Ferrari were then come Melbourne Mercedes blow them out the water

Where are these people now who said he is an embarrassement to F1, that he can't drive properly with one hand? Clearly, the car was a problem last year. Even Claire admitted Robert's car behaved unpredictably. And yes I know it's testing and I know he was in quali mode, but his time shows he still has potential.

I was about to say that is a good lap count for Grosjean and the Haas and then remembered he was the only one driving that car today and it's only 17 more than Lewis, who was only in his for half the day.

I hope Esteban Ocon & Daniel Ricciardo / Team Renault does well this season. A talented duo.

A nice feel good moment...... I was and still am a fan of his. I'm curious, what were the best lap times last year at the Spanish GP last year?

He was on the better tyres and still only managed a .4 second gap hardly worth worrying about 😂😂

the lap time should be written in the color of the tire used to mark the time, , whether in training or racing...

Wow P1 in testing! The time cars are wait....TESTED! It is not Quali pace or race pace!

How many sandbags did Mercedes bring to Barcelona this year??

It’s only testing I know but it’s nice to see him at the top of a chart, he was so fast back in his prime, he really should have been a champion.

Calling it right now, Kubica gonna be back on the grid in 2021. Wouldnt be suprised if he replaces Kimi

What is happening! I cannot have a clear image of this year's pace

Two seconds slower than last weeks fastest time! The next two days will see the teams chasing performance so the times will ramp up.👍

We don't know what the teams setups are. Not saying it's not impressive but he's about a second and a half off last week's fastest.

Kimi fanboy will get triggered after they see Kubica laptime. Good, this is my wet dream to see two most anoying driver fanboy group in F1 to fight

First time he's ever outpaced George Russell. 😉

So now all the Polish fans with last years conspiracy theories as to how Russell annihilated their man will claim that this proves that Robert truly is the best driver on the track this year.

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37 minutes ago

24H Series

For the 12H MONZA we can add another team: Fun-M Motorsport. They will drive in Monza with their BMW M240i Racing Cup. It will be the 9th BMW in the race! 🏁

#thisisendurance #24hseries #24hseries2020 #12hmonza #motorsport #BMW
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For the 12H MONZA we can add another team: Fun-M Motorsport.  They will drive in Monza with their BMW M240i Racing Cup. It will be the 9th BMW in the race! 🏁

#thisisendurance #24HSERIES #24HSERIES2020  #12HMONZA #motorsport #BMW

2 hrs ago

Dakar Rally

Here it is, #MySaudiDakar Episode 2. We follow 2020 Dakar champion 🇺🇸Casey Currie and show you just how much this victory meant to him. 🏆

#Dakar2020

إليكم الجزء الثاني من داكار السعودي⠀
تابعنا بطل فئة المركبات الصحراوية الخفيفة كاسي كاري لمعرفة ماذا يعني له الفوز باللقب
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2 hrs ago

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Tiametmarduk, aarava and Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Esports driver Dani Bereznay soaked up the atmosphere last week at testing 🤩 ... See Less

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It's good to see F1 YouTubers being recogised in the community.

During the off seasons many years ago I used to watch their gameplay videos on YouTube all the time, they've come a long way

It's so weird to see f1 youtubers being mentioned on the official f1 page

Awesome. Been a fan of Tiametmarduk for a couple years now.

Aarav and Ben are THE best F1 YouTubers

All off rhe best for Alfa Romeo old love that never dies

Aarav without glasses, you love to see it

Polish Power ❤🇵🇱

hey ben...

Forza Kubica

Das so komisch das die da alle rumrennen Lukas Amd

It's so good to their success! 🤩

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