Loïc Duval has been one of the drivers affected by the abrupt departure of Audi Sport’s WEC. Without options to continue to compete in LMP1 but with the firm intention to remain an official driver of the brand, the French 34-year old has started to evaluate other options. For the moment, the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Endurance World in 2013 will be part of the test of young riders in the DTM, which will be held next week in Jerez. In this way, Loïc Duval will be uploaded to the Audi RS 5 DTM.
Although it is a test of young riders, brands have the freedom to get into their cars to any pilot and Audi has chosen to give an opportunity to Loïc Duval, the man of the house. All in all, the firm from Ingolstadt will be reviewed by three other riders. These are the Dutch Nick de Vries, the south african Kelvin van der Linde and the american driver Dion von Moltke, the latter becoming the second pilot of this nationality who climbs on a DTM. For his part, Jamie Green and René Rast will guide the young riders, while Mattias Ekström will work in the car of 2017.
This test, which will be held between 29 November and 2 December you’ll also see Maro Engel and Maximilian Günther on the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM and Joel Eriksson and Ricky Collard is working with BMW Motorsport. With all and in regards to Loïc Duval, the French already have another appointment scheduled, whenever that will be joining the team DragonSpeed of face the 24 Hours of Daytona. Loïc Duval will team up with Nicolas Lapierre, Ben Hanley and Henrik garcia-shea at the wheel of an Oreca 07-Gibson, in what will represent the debut of the four pilots in the mythical appointment american.