Ocean sign Crestani as second driver
|By Steven English||Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 15:37 GMT|
Tiago Monteiro has announced that Euroseries 3000 racer Fabrizio Crestani will drive the second Ocean Racing car in the GP2 Asia round at Dubai this weekend.
Team boss Monteiro revealed Yelmer Buurman as the team's lead driver earlier this week and the Dutchman will be joined by Crestani, who finished fifth in the Euroseries 3000 standings this year despite missing the first five races.
The Italian, who also contested a handful of Formula Master races this season, caught Monteiro's attention during his first taste of GP2 testing for DPR at Paul Ricard last month where he finished in the top ten in the afternoon session.
"Fabrizio is a young driver with potential," said Monteiro. "He quickly came to grips with the Euroseries 3000 and his performances were solid. He now has to take this new challenge as he has never raced with such power before.
"He is motivated and that is important when entering such a competitive championship that all the young drivers are aiming to join."
Buurman and Crestani will take to the track for Ocean for the first time on Thursday in the qualifying session for the GP2 Asia meeting at Dubai this weekend.