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GP3 will race in Abu Dhabi in 2013 as series confirms calendar

GP3 to race in Abu Dhabi in 2013GP3 will race in Abu Dhabi for the first time in 2013, with the Yas Marina circuit hosting the season finale.

Series organisers revealed the calendar for next year on Wednesday, featuring seven Formula 1 support rounds and an unconfirmed standalone race on June 14-16.

The championship will not return to Monaco, where it raced for the first time in 2012.

The Abu Dhabi round in November will mark the first time the series has raced outside of Europe.

Series CEO Bruno Michel said: "Since the series' inception, the calendar has always consisted of eight race weekends and it will be the case again in 2013.

"The fact that the season will end in Abu Dhabi marks GP3 history. It moves the series in yet another positive direction."

GP3 also confirmed pre-season tests at Estoril, Barcelona and Silverstone, and an in-season test at the Hungaroring in June.

2013 calendar

10-12 May    Barcelona, Spain
14-16 June   TBA
28-30 June   Silverstone, Great Britain
05-07 July   Nurburg, Germany
26-28 July   Budapest, Hungary
23-25 Aug    Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
06-08 Sep    Monza, Italy
01-03 Nov    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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