GP3 racer Luis Sa Silva joins Auto GP with Zele for Estoril finale
Zele Racing will field GP3 racer Luis Sa Silva for the Auto GP season finale at Estoril next month
Although the Angolan has considerable knowledge of the Portuguese ex-Formula 1 venue, it will be his first time behind the wheel of the 550bhp Auto GP machine.
"I'm happy to drive such a powerful racing car," said Sa Silva.
"It will be a tough challenge but I'm happy that it will happen at Estoril.
"It's one of the tracks I know the best as I've run a lot of laps there. I also consider it my home circuit because I live not too far away it in my second house."
The 24-year-old is 18th in this year's GP3 drivers' standings, having recorded a highest finish of seventh at Monza.
BATTLE FOR SECOND
Four drivers head to Estoril in contention for the runner-up position in the Auto GP drivers' standings.
Virtuosi UK's Tamas Pal Kiss holds a 13-point advantage over Super Nova driver Markus Pommer.
Former GP2 racer Kevin Giovesi trails Pommer by two points, with the second Virtuosi UK entry of Red Bull Ring winner Andrea Roda a further two points adrift.
Campos GP2 driver Kimiya Sato was crowned champion for Euronova at the Nurburgring in August, and has been awarded €85,000 from the Auto GP prize fund.
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