Audi DTM outing for Loic Duval

Loïc Duval

Former Audi FIA World Endurance Championship and current Dragon Racing FIA Formula E driver Loic Duval has been handed a DTM testing opportunity by Audi.

The 34 year old Frenchman who won the WEC title and the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 with the German manufacturer before their exit from the series at the end of the 2016 season.

The Frenchman has been part of the Audi family since 2012 when he joined the team following a three year stint with Team Oreca-Matmut.

In addition to this, Dutchman Nyck de Vries, South African Kelvin van der Linde and American Dion van Moltke will be behind the wheel of the Audi RS 5 DTM over the four days of the DTM Young Driver Test (November 29 to December 2).

De Vries, spent 2016 racing in the GP3 Series for ART Grand Prix where he finished in sixth place having taken two victories during the season. 2014 ADAC GT Masters champion van der Linde remained in the series where he finished point 54th, scoring just one point. Van Moltke contested four of the eleven WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in which he finished 41st, scoring eight points.

Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström will be on hand at the same time as they continue development work on the prototype machine for the 2017 season.