Shepherd have announced the signing of Dutch front runner Rick Vrielijnck for the remainder of the 2015 season. The 9-times Dutch national champion and multiple EC-A, World Championship and ENS finalist plans to race all remaining major 1/8th on-road events, such as the ENS and Euros in Ettlingen, the ENS final in Fiorano and the Worlds in Brazil. Rick had the following to say about the deal:
I’m very excited to join Team Shepherd and I’m very thankfull for this opportunity. As I was looking for a car that suits my driving style better and a team that is always working hard to support their drivers Shepherd has been the right choice and I’m glad that they were also excited to work with me. I’d like to thank Mugen for their support in the past year.