Ellinas replaces Lancaster in MP GP2 team; Canamasas makes return
|Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:37 GMT|
Tio Ellinas will make his GP2 debut with MP Motorsport at Barcelona this weekend, replacing Jon Lancaster.
The swap is one of two changes in the GP2 line-up for Spain, along with Sergio Canamasas returning to the series in place of Axcil Jefferies at Trident.
Ellinas was a GP3 race winner with Manor for the past two years, and also tested for the affiliated Marussia Formula 1 team.
He had an outing with MP during GP2 testing last November, but had yet to secure a race deal for this year, despite taking part in Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season running.
Ellinas joins Daniel de Jong in the MP line-up, driving the car that Lancaster took to 15th and 17th places in the season-opener in Bahrain last month.
Spanish 28-year-old Canamasas completed the full 2013 GP2 season with Caterham, taking a best result of eighth in the Abu Dhabi sprint race.
Sometime Formula 2 driver Jefferies had driven the second Trident car in Bahrain, but will now make away for Canamasas alongside Johnny Cecotto Jr.