Sergey Sirotkin has joined Audi‘s line up for this week’s DTM Series rookie test in Jerez.
The Russian lost out on retaining his Formula One seat with Williams after the team announced Robert Kubica and George Russell will race for them in 2019.
Audi confirmed on Monday that Sirotkin would take part in the DTM Rookie Test this week along with five of the six drivers they had initially announced.
Sacha Fenestraz is another last minute addition, replacing Carlin FIA European Formula 3 team-mate Ferdinand Habsburg who will behind the wheel of a Mercedes instead.
The test runs until Wednesday, with 2019 machinery being tested alongside the 2018 cars.
Рад вернуться на трассу в Херес за рулём машины @DTM! Спасибо @followWRT и @audisport за эту возможность!
I am glad to be back at Jerez circuit. I will be driving a @DTM car! Thank you @followWRT and @audisport for this opportunity!#SMPRacing #DTM #AudiRS5 pic.twitter.com/zBHvsy0PF2
— Sirotkin Sergey (@sirotkin_sergey) December 11, 2018
Audi are running two 2018 spec cars at Jerez with one being run by new customer team WRT.
Other drivers taking part in the test for Audi are: FIA World Rallycross race winner Andreas Bakkerud, FIA World Endurance Championship title winner and three time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Benoit Treluyer.
GT racer Frederic Vervisch who has gained success with WRT will be testing.
Jonathan Aberdein is the other Young Driver taking part.