Dragon Racing have announced that Oriol Servia has been appointed at the team as partner and managing director. Servia had previously driven the Dragon Racing entry at the first four races, scoring points at every round.
Loic Duval has been confirmed to replace Servia for the upcoming Miami ePrix on March 14. Duval currently competes in the 2015 WEC programme for Audi and was the 24 Hours of Le Mans winner in 2013 and World Endurance Champion as well as former Formula Nippon and Super GT champion in Japan.
“I am very pleased to have Loic join the Dragon Racing team for the first ever Formula E race in the United States," said Jay Penske, Owner of Dragon Racing. “It’s never easy to step into a new series, but his preparation and simulation sessions went exceptionally well and we’re confident he’s ready for this challenge. I look forward to seeing Loic ascend in Miami and am eager to watch he and Jerome create a winning combination."
“It is with some regret that I won’t be behind the wheel of the Dragon Racing entry in the FIA Formula E Championship," said Oriol Servia. “However, Jay and I had always spoken about me playing a larger role in the organisation, and I am ready for this latest challenge in my career. We have a world-class team, and I look forward to playing my part in putting Jerome and Loic on the podium."
In the co-managing director role, Servia will be responsible for the management of Dragon Racing’s technical operations and developing its commercial relationships.