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Trident to field Nathanael Berthon and Kevin Ceccon in GP2 opener

Trident GP2Trident will field GP2 returnees Nathanael Berthon and Kevin Ceccon in this weekend's season-opener at Sepang, although the duo are only confirmed for Malaysia at present.

Neither was able to take part in the GP2 winter tests as they worked to put budgets together for 2013.

"I know I am not in perfect condition since I could not complete all the pre-season tests, but I kept on working hard in case this would happen and it happened," said Berthon, who took 12th in last year's standings with Racing Engineering and claimed two podiums in sprint races.

"I feel more than ready and I am confident for this season because I have one year experience in GP2 under my belt, but also because I feel Trident is supporting me fully and they show me that they want to work and progress with me."

Ceccon contested several GP2 rounds in late 2011 in parallel with claiming the Auto GP title, before spending last year in GP3, where he was ninth in the championship for Ocean.

Trident last took a GP2 victory in Hungary in August 2011. Formula Renault 3.5 champion and Sauber Formula 1 reserve Robin Frijns was among the drivers it evaluated over the winter.

2013 GP2 line-up so far:

DAMS                 Marcus Ericsson    Stephane Richelmi
ART                  James Calado       Daniel Abt
Arden International  Johnny Cecotto Jr  Mitch Evans
Racing Engineering   Fabio Leimer       Julian Leal
Carlin               Felipe Nasr        Jolyon Palmer
Russian Time         Tom Dillmann       Sam Bird
Caterham Racing      Ma Qing Hua        Sergio Canamasas
Addax Team           Rio Haryanto       Jake Rosenzweig
Rapax                Stefano Coletti    Simon Trummer
Trident Racing       Nathanael Berthon  Kevin Ceccon
Hilmer Motorsport    TBA                TBA
Lazarus GP           Rene Binder        Kevin Giovesi
MP Motorsport        Daniel de Jong     Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
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