Jonathan Aberdein (19, South Africa, Motopark) will take the next step in his career as one of the top-ten drivers from this year's ADAC Formula 4 season with four podiums to his name and ninth place overall. He is now set to test a DTM car for the first time. Aberdein, whose father Chris drove for Audi in many South African race series, is one of six junior international drivers, who will participate in Audi DTM Young Driver testing at the Lausitzring, 24th - 26th October.
"It's like a dream come true for me," said a delighted Aberdein. "It is obviously a great honour to be chosen as one of six drivers worldwide for these tests, and my career path is taking a step in the same direction my father's took with a drive in a race-prepared Audi. Many thanks to everyone, who's made it possible, not least to my dad and to my team, Motopark."
Apart from Aberdein, who lined up in the ADAC Formula 4 for Oschersleben-based team Motopark in 2016 and 2017, the following drivers will also be busy testing at the Lausitzring: Austrian Formula 3 driver Ferdinand Habsburg, the two Formula 2 drivers Alex Palou from Spain and Nyck de Vries from the Netherlands and fellow Dutchman, Dries Vanthoor, plus French WTCC rookie Yann Ehrlacher. Swiss DTM driver Nico Müller from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline will set the benchmark times.