Valsecchi signs on with iSport
|By Jonathan Noble||Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 13:45 GMT|
GP2 race winner Davide Valsecchi has been signed by iSport to stay with the team for the remainder of the GP2 Asia series plus the full main championship.
The Italian, who took pole position and a feature race win in the recent Abu Dhabi GP2 Asia Series opener, will race alongside Oliver Turvey.
Team principal Paul Jackson said his outfit was in no doubt about Valsecchi's potential following that Abu Dhabi performance and the speed he showed in testing at Paul Ricard last month.
"From the first time Davide stepped in to the iSport car he was quick," said Jackson. "He has always been a good driver but his performance in Abu Dhabi was outstanding.
"It was clear early on that Davide fitted in very well with the whole team and felt at home with us and that was reflected in his performance in Abu Dhabi.
"After another positive test at Paul Ricard in November we are delighted to welcome Davide to the team for the remaining GP2 Asia races and also the 2010 GP2 Series."