MP Motorsport joins GP2 Series
Dutch team get entry for the Series in 2013 and sign first driver
GP2 Series organisers are pleased to announce that MP Motorsport have been allocated an entry for the 2013 season. The Dutch outfit will join the GP2 field next year and will run their GP2/11 cars for the first time during the opening 2013 pre-season testing session of the Series.
MP Motorsport have already signed Daniel De Jong for the 2013 season. The young Dutch driver has already eight GP2 races under his belt.
GP2 Series CEO Bruno Michel said: “We are pleased to welcome MP Motorsport to GP2. I am convinced that they will adapt quickly to the Series and to the car. It’s always a big challenge for a new team to join our high levelled field, but the winter break will give them the time they need to get ready and be competitive straight from the first pre-season test session next year. ”
MP Motorsport Team Principal Sander Dorsman commented: “We’re really excited to be a part of the GP2 Series. It’s a major step for our team and a great moment for everyone at MP Motorsport. There will be a lot of work to do over the winter in order to be ready for our first outing, but we’re really looking forward to the challenge. We’re also very happy to have Daniël onboard for our first season in GP2. We know him well and he showed good speed and consistency during the post-season tests in Barcelona and Jerez. We aim to sign another experienced GP2 driver to maximise the performance of the team going forward.”
A few words about MP Motorsport
MP Motorsport was launched in 1995. The team first entered in European and Benelux Formula Ford where it had many successes. In 2003, the squad competed in Formula Renault 2.0 and since then has been a major player on the European Formula Renault 2.0 scene.
MP Motorsport has earned a strong repuatation for providing an environment in which young drivers can thrive and develop their skills. Ricardo van de Ende, Bas Lammers, Nigel Melker and Daniël de Jong have all raced under the MP Motorsport banner and are proven success stories.
Alongside competing in Eurocup and NEC Formula Renault 2.0 for the 2012 campaign, MP Motorsport entered the Auto GP Championship and finished second in only its first season.