Jake Dennis will step up to the GP3 Series in 2016 with Arden International, and additionally he has been handed two LMP2 outings in the World Endurance Championship by Arden’s partner Jota Sport.
The 20-year-old Racing Steps Foundation-backed Briton, will make his endurance racing debut with Jota at the Six Hours of Spa in May with his second outing coming at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me – an absolute win-win situation for sure,” said Dennis who was second fastest overall on day two of the recent GP3 test in Abu Dhabi with Arden.
“Not only do I get to take another step up the single-seater ladder with one of the top teams in GP3 but I also get my first taste of endurance racing with a Le Mans LMP2 class-winning team as well.
“The chances it gives me to showcase what I’m capable of in front of probably the two biggest audiences in motorsport will be invaluable as I progress my career.”
Julian Rouse, General Manager of Arden said: “This programme for Jake is exactly what Arden and Jota have joined together to create and we are delighted that our partnership is benefiting a driver of his calibre.
“There is a long term plan for Jake that we are all working towards and it is great that the Racing Steps Foundation shares the same vision as us. We are very thankful of that.
“Judging by how well Jake has already integrated into the team, together with his performance on track in Abu Dhabi, it is going to be an exciting season ahead.”