Jake Dennis joins R-Reforged as its High Performance Development Driver
Alongside his race and Formula 1 simulator roles, Dennis will have input on all R-Reforged’s road car programmes
R-Reforged’s burgeoning road car programmes will be strengthened thanks to the addition of R-Motorsport driver Jake Dennis to the engineering team. As High Performance Development Driver, Dennis’ valuable input will influence the dynamics of programmes such as the Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged, along with future programmes.
Dennis, a former McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner, brings a wealth of relevant on-track sports car experience to the role, most recently with R-Motorsport in DTM and international GT3 racing. His position as Formula 1 simulator and development driver has enhanced his ability to provide precise feedback, develop and improve vehicle performance.
Dennis will work alongside R-Reforged’s chief engineer Adam Donfrancesco, who worked on programmes such as Noble’s M600 and Aston Martin’s GT8 and GT12. “A significant element of the development work on our existing programmes is focussed on improving how the cars drive,” says Donfrancesco. “Working in F1 and having fresh experience across numerous categories of international motorsport means Jake is adept at analysing and forensically describing what a car is doing and how it feels. As a race driver, he will ensure all R-Reforged programmes offer dynamic excellence and deliver optimum performance.”
I have always enjoyed the process of working with the engineers to develop a better car,” adds Dennis. “Whether that’s F1, race or road, the improvement process is so rewarding as you strive to extract the best performance possible. It is not all about speed or lap times with the R-Reforged programmes: it’s about ensuring a car is safe, rewarding and satisfying to drive through the spectrum.”
“Jake will be a real asset to the R-Reforged road car development programme with his longstanding experience in racing and his technical expertise,” says Dr. Florian Kamelger, R-Motorsport Team Principal. “During his years with R-Motorsport he has shown that he is not only an extremely talented racer but also an excellent test and development driver.”