Audi Sport has announced the six riders who will assess during the traditional Test for Young Riders that the DTM is organising at the end of each season. This session of tests, which will take place between the 24th and 26th of October on the track of Lausitzring after take place in the last few years on the circuit of Jerez, it is for the brands, ride in their cars to young pearls that need shooting, and that can be the future stars of the championship. To this end, the swiss Nico Müller, the official driver of Audi in the DTM, will act as mentor all of these young pilots.
Alex Palou will be one of the members of this test, as it happened in 2014 and 2015. The Catalan, who comes to compete in the Formula 3 japanese and to make an end of year half way between the World Series and the F2 with the teams of Theo, Martin and Adrian Fields, will rise for the third time in the Audi RS 5 DTM. The rest of the pilots chosen by Audi come from different championships. Without going more far, the south african Jonathan Aberdein (19 years old) has competed in the F4 German, while Ferdinand Habsburg (20 years old) has competed in the F3 European.
The other three pilots have more experience, especially because they compete at the international level. The Dutch Nyck de Vries (22 years old) has played the F2, in addition to being evaluated by Ferrari and serving as a reserve driver for Audi in the DTM. Will also be present in these tests Dries Vanthoor (19 years old), younger brother of Laurens Vanthoor and the usual Audi driver in the Blancpain GT Series during the last two seasons. Finally, Yann Ehrlacher (22 years old), the nephew of Yvan Muller, will have the opportunity to try for the first time a DTM after making his debut with note in the WTCC.