Jake Dennis joins R-Reforged as its High Performance Development Driver

Jake Dennis joins R-Reforged as its High Performance Development Driver

08.10.2020: • Alongside his race and Formula 1 simulator roles, Dennis will have input on all R-Reforged’s road car programmes • Dr. Florian Kamelger: “Jake will be a real asset to the R-Reforged road car development programme with his longstanding experience i


•    Alongside his race and Formula 1 simulator roles, Dennis will have input on all R-Reforged’s road car programmes

•    Dr. Florian Kamelger: “Jake will be a real asset to the R-Reforged road car development programme with his longstanding experience in racing and his technical expertise
 



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.”
 

 

The first project to benefit from Dennis’ detailed input will be the Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato Heritage TWINS by R-Reforged, of which a limited run of 19 pairs will be produced. Dennis has also provided feedback on the Aston Martin CALLUM Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged, with the start of customer production imminent.



“It’s a big GT but thanks to the significant changes the driving experience is transformed,” says Dennis. “In every attribute – damping, steering, throttle response and braking – it’s tauter and sharper. Owners are going to love it.”
 




Wolfgang Schattling, photos R-Reforged



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