DTM debutant Ricardo Feller has said he hopes to make his name well-known in the series as he contests his first year with ABT Sportsline.
The Swiss driver will be driving an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo 2 in his first season on the grid, with the team announcing his arrival in mid-January.
Taking his place on what looks set to be DTM’s most competitive grid yet, Feller will be keen to make his mark on the championship.
The ABT Sportsline driver’s wealth of GT racing first started five years ago in the ADAC GT Masters, which he then went on to win last year.
What a team, what a season: Land-Motorsport earns the triple:— ADAC GT Masters (@gtmasters) November 7, 2021
🥇German GT Champions: @MiesChris Ricardo Feller
🥇Winner Pirelli Junior class: Ricardo Feller
🥇Team Champions: Land-Motorsport
Well done boys! #GTMasters pic.twitter.com/snZP0Rur3B
Speaking in a media talk held by DTM, the 21-year-old said DTM’s switch to the GT Plus regulations was a boost in getting a seat this year and reaching his goal.
“DTM was always my goal,” Feller said.
“With the change to GT3 cars the whole project came a bit closer to me and obviously winning the GT Masters last year opened that door for me.
“I’m super happy and I can’t wait to start the season soon.”
Feller’s debut campaign in the DTM will be a good learning experience for the young talent, as he will be teamed up with Kelvin van der Linde and Rene Rast, who makes his comeback to the series.
When asked by Last Lap on what he hopes to learn and achieve during his first year on the grid, the Aarau-born racer said he aims to win races and eventually make a name of himself in the series.
“I just hope that I can make a name of myself in DTM and that I can grow,” he said.
“Like I said before I hope that I can win races together with my teammates who are extremely strong and already have a name in DTM, so I still have some work to do!
“But I will be working very hard to reach that goal.”