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Kimiya Sato moves to GP2 with Campos

Adrian Campos and Kimiya Sato

Auto GP runner-up Kimiya Sato will switch to GP2 for the 2014 season after securing a drive with the Campos Racing team.

The 24-year-old Japanese driver finished second behind Vittorio Ghirelli in the 2013 Auto GP series.

He drove for the Sauber Formula 1 team during the young driver test at Silverstone last July.

Sato will complete Campos's driver line-up in GP2, joining Arthur Pic, who was confirmed at the Spanish squad last month.

"I'm very happy to be joining Campos Racing and to be entering the GP2 championship with them this season," said Sato, who is yet to drive GP2 machinery.

"GP2 was always the logical next step for me after finishing second in the Auto GP championship last year and I am very pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement with a top team like Campos."

Campos returns to GP2 after taking the place of the Addax squad.

"I am delighted to have Kimiya with us this season," said team boss Adrian Campos. "I do believe he will make a leap forward in quality, despite having an excellent record in previous categories.

"Without any shadow of a doubt we will do a great job with him."

Pre-season testing kicks off on March 11 in Abu Dhabi.

2014 GP2 line-up so far:

Russian Time
Carlin              Julian Leal
Racing Engineering  Raffaele Marciello tbc
DAMS                Jolyon Palmer      Stephane Richelmi
ART                 Stoffel Vandoorne  Takuya Izawa
Hilmer              Daniel Abt         Facu Regalia
Rapax               Simon Trummer
Arden               Rene Binder        Andre Negrao
Caterham            Alexander Rossi    Rio Haryanto
MP                  Daniel de Jong
Campos              Arthur Pic         Kimiya Sato
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