Red Bull Formula 1 tester Jake Dennis has sealed a drive with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin DTM squad for the 2019 season. 

The Blancpain GT regular is the second driver to be confirmed at Aston Martin for its maiden forray into the DTM, after ex-F1 driver and 2010 DTM champion Paul di Resta was announced at the Swiss squad earlier on Thursday. 

Dennis drove for R-Motorsport in the 2018 Blancpain GT Endurance Cup in its Vantage GT3 and also took part in F1 in-season testing with Red Bull at Barcelona last year. 

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“Getting into the DTM is a big step in my career,” the 23-year-old said.

“I’m really up for the challenge, and I know I have to prove myself in thiscompetition. I’m really looking forward to developing as a driver - DTM is the perfect place for me to learn.”

Dennis has tasted DTM machinery before after taking part in the young driver test at Jerez last December, driving in a Mercedes run by HWA. 

R-Motorsport team principal Florian Kamelger added: “Jake is a great talent, and has shown it GT3. He was a reliable leader for us last year - we know exactly what he can do, and think he’ll quickly establish himself in DTM.”