Dillmann completes AVF line-up for 2016


Frenchman Tom Dillmann will race for the Adrian Vallés-led AVF team during the 2016 Formula 3.5 V8 season, joining Alfonso Celis Jr.

Dillmann ran with AVF during the recent three-day test at Motorland Aragon, and joins the team for the first season of Formula 3.5 V8.

It will be the twenty-six-year-olds second season in the series having raced for the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin outfit in 2015, when the championship ran with Renault-backing as the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

Dillmann had been linked with a move to sportscars for 2016, and had competed in the recent World Endurance Championship event in Shanghai with the Signatech Alpine team, and took LMP2 race honours in the event, but insists his focus remains on single seaters, at least for another season.

“I thank Adrian Valles for providing me with this great opportunity,” said Dillmann. “After the test we had together at Alcaniz, I’m sure we will be able to enjoy a successful season.

“The car is one of the best in business, it’s really quick and thrilling and I think I still have some unfinished business in single-seaters.

“I never managed to be in the right place at the right time, but with AVF I feel I’m in the right position to score the results my abilities can do and reverse my fortune.”