Fabio Scherer, Ed Jones secure WRT seats for 2020

WRT has announced that single-seater graduates Fabio Scherer and Ed Jones will form its driver line-up for the 2020 DTM season.

The Belgian team will again run two Audi RS 5 DTMs in the series as a privateer entry, having joined the grid this year running cars for Jonathan Aberdein and Pietro Fittipaldi.

Scherer will move into the DTM having spent the past two seasons racing in F3, finishing 14th in the FIA European Championship in 2018 and 17th in the new series this year that replaced GP3 on the F1 support package with the Sauber Junior Team.

“It’s a real pleasure to join WRT Team Audi Sport for the 2020 DTM,” he said. “Morevover, it’s a dream come true as I don’t think there is anything higher than DTM! It’s amazing to have this possibility and I thank you everybody who made it possible.

“I really look forward to 2020, I am really excited and I think we can achieve a lot.”

Jones meanwhile is a former Indy Lights champion who has spent the past three seasons racing in the IndyCar Series, securing a podium finish in the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing in his debut campaign.

“I look forward joining WRT Team Audi Sport and the DTM in 2020,” he said. “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 has won the title last year, WRT has done a great maiden season, and now 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.”

Both drivers will debut with the team this week during testing at Jerez.

“We are delighted to welcome in the team Fabio and Ed, two young drivers that have already proven their value and see in the DTM the right series where to develop their careers,” team boss Vincent Vosse added. “Once again, we are giving an opportunity to young talent, which is one of our core principles. I am convinced that Fabio and Ed will contribute a lot to the growth of WRT Team Audi Sport in our crucial second season in the DTM.”