FERDINAND HABSBURG JOINS WRT TEAM AUDI SPORT THREE-CAR LINE-UP IN THE DTM

FERDINAND HABSBURG JOINS WRT TEAM AUDI SPORT THREE-CAR LINE-UP IN THE DTM

11/03/2020

WRT Team Audi Sport today announced that its entry for the 2020 DTM will include a third Audi RS 5 DTM. It will be entrusted to Austrian young gun Ferdinand Habsburg, who will join Ed Jones and Fabio Scherer in the Belgian squad’s line-up.

The age average of the three WRT drivers reaches 22 years and 4 months, a clear proof of WRT’s consolidated philosophy of betting concretely on young talent.

Ferdinand Habsburg (22) had a promising maiden season in the DTM last year, debuting with the R-Motorsport squad. Previously, he shone in the FIA F.3 European series (2017-18) and was a runner-up in the 2016 Euroformula Open, following his single-seater debut in Formula Renault 1.6 NEC in 2014.

Along with Ed Jones and Fabio Scherer, Habsburg will make his debut with WRT Team Audi Sport at the DTM pre-season tests scheduled at Hockenheim on 16-19 March. 


Vincent Vosse, Team Principal: “We are delighted to add a third car to our line-up. As the opportunity arose, we seized immediately. It was in Macau in 2017 when I first noticed Ferdinand; that day, he performed a superb race, fighting for victory until the last corner. I was impressed and we had contacts in the recent past. He is a talented, fast and bright driver and I like very much his approach to racing. I am sure he will be a valuable addition to the team, also because he has a full year of experience in the DTM. Together with Ed and Fabio, he forms a trio of young guns that match perfectly the ambitions of WRT Team Audi Sport.”

Ferdinand Habsburg: They say that if you live your dream it’ll never be as good as you imagined, but DTM definitely did not disappoint. I feel like I did a good job last year and ended the season in a strong position, so I was determined to come back and continue what I have started. The Audi RS 5 DTM was seriously impressive last year and I can’t wait to drive it - to have such a prestigious and respected team as WRT behind me gives me confidence that this could be my best season yet. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get me to this point - let’s do this together.”

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