Daniel Juncadella and Ferdinand Habsburg complete R-Motorsport 2019 DTM line-up

Race-winner Daniel Juncadella and rookie Ferdinand Habsburg will join British pairing Jake Dennis and 2010 Champion, Paul Di Resta in the R-Motorsport squad for the 2019 season, driving their Aston Martin Vantage.

Juncadella first raced in the DTM back in 2013, and since then has started 76 races.

He earned his one and only victory so far in the series last season. In the first race of the DTM’s return to the United Kingdom at Brands Hatch, racing on the legendary Grand Prix circuit. The Spaniard eventually finished 15th in the driver’s Championship.

Juncadella commented, “Last year it seemed like there was going to be a change in my sporting life, since it was the last year of Mercedes in the DTM, and the idea was to continue being linked to them.

“It was a good year for me in the DTM in many aspects, although the final result in the championship did not show it. I wanted to continue here, especially with the change in regulations.”

Habsburg commented, “I’m really looking forward to my DTM debut. Competing in this highly professional premium championship is a big challenge.

“It won’t be easy for me as a newcomer, lining up alongside some the world’s top touring car drivers. Consequently, my objective will be to learn as much as I can in the shortest time possible and in that way step up my performance from race to race.”

Like many other DTM drivers, Habsburg has worked his way up through the single-seater ranks, racing in Formula Renault 1.6 and 2.0, having a winter in New Zealand’s Toyota Racing Series, and driving for Carlin in the 2017 and ’18 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Header image from DTM

By Jordan Hollands.

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