Carmen Jorda replaces Roberto la Rocca in Bamboo GP3 team

Carmen Jorda will switch to new GP3 Series team Bamboo Engineering for her second season in the championship

Carmen Jorda replaces Roberto la Rocca in Bamboo GP3 team

The 24-year-old Spaniard, who took a best finish of 13th on the streets of Valencia with Ocean last year, replaces Roberto la Rocca at the team.

La Rocca has withdrawn from the series because the support of his sponsors has now become uncertain as a result of the changing political situation in his Venezuelan homeland following the death of president Hugo Chavez last week.

Jorda has also raced in Spanish Formula 3, Indy Lights and the MRF Challenge.

"I'm really pleased to have concluded the deal with Bamboo Engineering," she said. "I had a positive winter of testing and am looking forward to a good year.

"Seeing the team go fastest at the end of the Estoril GP3 Series test really helped my decision making."

Jorda is testing for Bamboo this week alongside Lewis Williamson and Ryan Cullen.

2013 GP3 Series line-up so far:

ART          Jack Harvey          Facu Regalia     tba
MW Arden     Daniil Kvyat         Carlos Sainz Jr  Robert Visoiu
Carlin       Eric Lichtenstein    Luis Sa Silva    Nick Yelloly
Jenzer       Patric Niederhauser  Alex Fontana     Samin Gomez
Manor        Dino Zamparelli      tba              tba
Status       Jimmy Eriksson       Josh Webster     tba
Bamboo       Carmen Jorda         tba              tba
Trident      Emanuele Zonzini     David Fumanelli  Giovanni Venturini
Koiranen     Kevin Korjus         Aaro Vainio      Patrick Kujala
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