Luciano Bacheta and Tom Dillmann to test for Russian Time in GP2
|Monday, March 4th 2013, 15:29 GMT|
Formula 2 champion Luciano Bacheta and last week's GP2 testing pacesetter Tom Dillmann will drive for new GP2 team Russian Time when testing resumes at Barcelona on Tuesday.
The test will be Bacheta's first run in a GP2 car.
The 22-year-old Briton won the final season of F2's latest incarnation in 2012.
Dillmann's Russian Time call-up comes a week after he set the pace for Hilmer Motorsport, another new GP2 entrant, at the opening winter test at Jerez.
A GP2 race-winner with Rapax in 2012, 23-year-old Frenchman Dillmann has yet to secure a deal for this season.
GP2 announced on Monday morning that Russian Time had bought long-time frontrunner iSport. AUTOSPORT revealed last month that iSport had decided to pull out of GP2 rather than risk financial problems this season.
Meanwhile American Conor Daly has announced that he will drive for fellow new team Hilmer Motorsport at the test. The reigning MRF Challenge champion tested a GP3 machine for ART at Estoril last month.
Barcelona test line-up
Marcus Ericsson DAMS Stephane Richelmi DAMS James Calado ART Daniel Abt ART Johnny Cecotto Arden Mitch Evans Arden Julian Leal Racing Engineering Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering Felipe Nasr Carlin Jolyon Palmer Carlin Luciano Bacheta Russian Time Tom Dillmann Russian Time Sergio Canamasas Caterham Ma Qing Hua Caterham Jake Rosenzweig Addax Rio Haryanto Addax Stefano Coletti Rapax Simon Trummer Rapax Robin Frijns Trident Rodolfo Gonzalez Trident Conor Daly Hilmer Pal Varhaug Hilmer Rene Binder Lazarus Kevin Giovesi Lazarus Adrian Quaife-Hobbs MP Motorsport Daniel de Jong MP Motorsport