Jake Dennis added to R-Motorsport DTM line-up
Jake Dennis has been announced as the second driver for the Aston Martin DTM programme. Dennis is the second driver to be confirmed, following Paul Di Resta's announcement earlier on Thursday.
The 23-year-old joined R-Motorsport's Blancpain GT Endurance Cup team last year, driving a Vantage GT3. He will now line up alongside Di Resta and two other driver in the British manufacturer's Vantage DTM machinery. Dennis got his first outing in a DTM car at a young driver test at Jerez late last year and took part in two Formula 1 tests with Red Bull Racing.
“Joining the DTM is a major step up in my career,” said Dennis.
““It’s an enormous challenge which I readily accept, because I know that I must go up against tough opposition in order to prove myself and make progress as a driver at a high level. The DTM is the ideal environment for that, and I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Team principal Florian Kamelger commented: “Jake is very talented. He has already shown that previously in his GT3 races for R-Motorsport."
“He achieved consistently good results last year and is now a regular member of our team. I know what he can do, so I think he will quickly make his mark in the DTM.”
The 2019 DTM championship will commence on May 5th at Hockenheim.