Giancarlo Serenelli returns to Auto GP for Sonoma race

Giancarlo Serenelli will return to Auto GP for the season finale at Sonoma next weekend

Giancarlo Serenelli returns to Auto GP for Sonoma race

The 31-year-old Venezuelan missed the previous round at Curitiba as it clashed with his GP2 commitments at Hockenheim.

Ex-Formula 1 driver Antonio Pizzonia replaced him for that event and won both races.

However, now that he has relinquished that drive to Rene Binder, Serenelli has reclaimed his seat for the US round.

"I'm really happy that I'll be able to take part in the last round of the Auto GP season. I'm really fascinated by the Sonoma track, it has some amazing corners and in the Auto GP car I'm sure it will be a thrilling experience," he said.

"I'm coming from two weeks of inactivity because of a shoulder injury [sustained in a crash at Hockenheim], but now I'm 100 per cent recovered, so I will be ready to give it all for me and Ombra Racing.

"When I debuted in the series my aim was to improve race by race, and closing the season with a podium finish would be great. It will be our goal, and we will do our best to achieve it."

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