Abu Dhabi dropped from GP2 schedule

GP2 Series organisers have revealed the calendar and the final entry list for the 2011 season

Abu Dhabi dropped from GP2 schedule

The championship will consist of just nine round after the season-ending Yas Marina race was dropped from next year's schedule, meaning the series will take place entirely in Europe.

The 2011 season will kick off in Turkey for the first time on May 7 and will finish at Monza on September 11, all races following Formula 1.

Two official tests are scheduled for April 5-6 at Silverstone and April 19-20 at Barcelona.

The entry list has also confirmed that the ART squad will now be known as Lotus ART following its partnership with Lotus Group.

2011 calendar 7-8 May Istanbul, Turkey 21-22 May Barcelona, Spain 27-28 May Monte Carlo, Monaco 25-26 June Valencia, Spain 9-10 July Silverstone, Great Britain 23-24 July Nurburgring, Germany 30-31 July Budapest, Hungary 27-28 August Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 10-11 September Monza, Italy 2011 entry list Number Team Name 1, 2 Rapax 3, 4 Barwa Addax Team 5, 6 Lotus ART 7, 8 Racing Engineering 9, 10 iSport International 11, 12 DAMS 14, 15 Arden International 16, 17 Super Nova Racing 18, 19 Scuderia Coloni 20, 21 Trident Racing 22, 23 Ocean Racing Technology 24, 25 Carlin 26, 27 Team Air Asia 
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