"The fact that this role hasn't gone to Klaas is by no means a negative against him, his ability, or our relationship. Klaas would be more than capable, but we want his full effort and concentration on claiming the 2016 FV2 title.'
'As such we are delighted to welcome Dmytro Kovalenko to our team. Dmytro performed well in the 2015 VERS championship to take the title, and we look forward to working with and watching him grow and improve over the next year.'
Dmytro commented, 'I am happy with new role. I am excited for future and much look forward to working with team Downton. I would like to thank for the chance.'
Downton concluded, 'Dmytro will participate in events and demonstrations throughout the year, as well as helping us out with private testing. There may also be the opportunity for him to jump into the car during a practice session or two, but we'll have to wait and see.'