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DAMS’ Kevin Jörg: “I want to win in GP3”

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Kevin Jörg is a man on the rise, with a GP3 Series ride with DAMS and a Renault Sport Academy role in his pocket, and moves up from racing in the Formula Renault 2.0 categories in the past three seasons.

The twenty-year-old Swiss driver felt his three years in Formula Renault 2.0 were good for him and his career, learning lots of things that would benefit him further down the line, including finding consistency in his final year in the category that took him to third place in the Eurocup standings and runner up in the NEC category with Josef Kaufmann Racing.

“The first season was clearly a learning season,” said Jörg to The Checkered Flag. “I learned well and improved from year to year. In year two I already was often up to speed, but a bit inconsistent.

“Then last year I had a great season and could fight for the title. In the end it was really close, but I still think it was a great season. It was a great time and I learned a lot from Josef and Lars Kaufmann.”

Jörg revealed that it was an easy decision to join DAMS ahead of the new season, citing their impressive history in single seater racing throughout the years, even if the team will be new to GP3 in 2016.

“It feels absolutely great,” insisted Jörg. “DAMS have a great history and are the most successful team in GP2 over the last five years.

“Also in Formula E they are leading and in World Series they were also really successful. I felt the most comfortable with them and had the best feeling.”

Jörg has high ambitions for the forthcoming season, and is targeting a top five finish in the championship and race victories as he adapts to the new car and new series.

“Of course I want to win in GP3, but the target is to finish at least P5 in the championship,” revealed Jörg. “The GP3 grid for this season will be much more competitive, and this is the important part.

“There is a lot more power and the tyres are quiet different. Yes I had to adapt, but in testing I adapted well and was quick over all days.”

As well as his confirmation in GP3, Jörg was selected as one of the first members of the Renault Sport Academy alongside Oliver Rowland, Louis Deletraz and Jack Aitken, and believes the guidance and assistance he receives from them will improve his chances of progressing to Formula 1.

“It’s really great to be in the Renault Sport Academy,” said Jörg. “I’m proud to still be a part of the Renault family after the Eurocup, it’s a brand with a great history in motorsports.

“I now know that if I manage to impress on track with really good results there is a realistic possibility to get a cockpit in F1.”

Credit: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service

Credit: Alastair Staley/GP3 Series Media Service

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