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WRT Signs Jones, Scherer for New DTM Lineup

Ed Jones, Fabio Scherer to drive WRT Audi RS 5 DTMs next year…

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Ed Jones and Fabio Scherer will drive for WRT Team Audi Sport in DTM next year as an entirely new lineup for the Belgian squad’s second season in the Class 1 championship.

Both drivers are taking part in the three-day DTM rookie test at Jerez, beginning today.

Dubai-born Jones competed in IndyCar during the past three years and finished third in the Indianapolis 500 in 2017, having previously won the Euroformula Open title in 2013.

Swiss driver Scherer graduates from the FIA Formula 3 Championship after two years in the category.

“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,” said team principal Vincent Vosse.

“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.”

WRT ran Pietro Fittipaldi and Jonathan Aberdein for its maiden DTM program this year. The pair picked up a number of top-five finishes and placed tenth and 15th in the final standings.

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