Jose Maria Lopez will proceed to race for the Dragon Components E group within the 2018/19 championship.
Lopez has raced in Components E for the reason that begin of season three, though he was initially left with no drive for the 2017/18 championship earlier than he joined Dragon following Neel Jani’s exit from the American group after the opening spherical of season 4.
The triple World Touring Automotive champion completed 17th within the season 4 standings with 14 factors.
“I’m actually excited to proceed with the group and I’m wanting ahead to being on the monitor to realize our goals,” mentioned Lopez.
“The ambiance [at Dragon] is nice.
“The group has advanced a lot since I joined final 12 months, and now we now have the brand new Gen2 automobile, so we’re beginning contemporary, and I can’t wait to be on monitor with the group for the primary race in Riyadh.
“[My] expectations are to be aggressive from the begin to obtain high spot outcomes.
“The group has put in an unbelievable effort throughout this, and I’m wanting ahead to working with them to maintain enhancing and evolving all through the season.”
Dragon boss Jay Penske described Lopez as an “invaluable asset within the growth of the package deal for season 5”.
“He’s an actual racer,” Penske continued, “and I’m assured that his capabilities, paired with the evolution of our engineering organisation will show to be a successful system this season.
“I sit up for seeing the outcomes.”
Dragon’s season 4 check and reserve driver Maximilian Gunther has been linked with the group’s second 2018/19 seat.
The 2018 Arden Worldwide Components 2 racer took half in Dragon’s non-public testing programme with its Penske EV-Three Gen2 package deal over the summer season.