Tamas Pal Kiss to enter Auto GP race in Budapest

GP3 race winner Tamas Pal Kiss will join the Auto GP series for his home round at the Hungaroring this weekend

Tamas Pal Kiss to enter Auto GP race in Budapest

Kiss will race for Italian team MLR71 in the seat occupied by former GP2 front runner Giacomo Ricci in this year's Monza season-opener.

Ricci has switched to a managerial role with the team.

"I want to thank the Auto GP organisation and MLR71 for giving me the chance to race at Budapest, which is my home race and one of my favourite tracks," said Miskolic-born Kiss, who has yet to confirm any other racing activities for the 2013 season.

"I know I will have to work hard to re-adapt myself to a high-powered car, as I haven't driven one in the last month."

Kiss has previous experience of jumping into an unfamiliar car at the Hungarian GP venue, having contested last year's Formula Renault 3.5 round at the track for BVM Target.

Auto GP championship manager Enzo Coloni said: "Tamas has been racing open-wheel cars for several years and I'm sure he has the experience needed to come to Auto GP and be a good performer straight out of the box."

Both races of this weekend's third round of the Auto GP series will be held on Sunday.

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