Photo: Jonathan Aberdein

Jonathan Aberdein confirmed as the first WRT driver in the DTM

Jonathan Aberdein is the first driver who has been confirmed with Audi customer team WRT in the DTM for the 2019 season.

The 21-year-old South African driver was announced today at the team’s 2019 launch event at its base in Baudour, Belgium, with the second driver to be named at a later date.

Aberdein competed in the 2018 Formula 3 European Championship with Motopark, finishing 12th in the standings with three podium finishes over the course of the season, with his career highlight having won the Formula 4 UAE Championship in 2016-17

Aberdain said: “DTM has always been my dream. From the beginning, it was always my goal. A massive thank you to Vincent and the team for giving me this opportunity.”

Team principal Vincent Vosse said: ”It’s the right time for us to come into DTM. The class one regulations allow us to be closer to the Super GT and will level the field. Furthermore, we are coming into the series with the best brand possible.”