Chinese Tung completes BCN line-up

BCN Competicion have announced that Ho-Pin Tung will join the team for the 2007 season, thus completing the 2007 GP2 line-up

Chinese Tung completes BCN line-up

Tung, the 2006 German G3 champion, will be the first Chinese to race in the GP2 series. He had also been the first Chinese to drive a Formula One car when he tested for Williams in 2003.

Tung takes Ricardo Risatti's seat after the Argentinian was unable to raise the necessary budget to compete in the series.

"I am very happy to have the opportunity to compete with BCN Competition in GP2," said Tung. "I am grateful to my private sponsors, who supported this huge step forward in my career.

"To get to F1, as every young driver knows, GP2 is the best launching series. And it is my ambition as long as I am a racing driver to become the first ever Chinese Formula One driver.

"The first half of the GP2 season will be hard for me, as there is no more pre-season testing. This means I might have a disadvantage compared to all the other drivers, so I will have to learn quickly.

"But I am confident that in the second part of the season I will meet the expectations and that I will come up with good results."

Tung joins Japanese Sakon Yamamoto at BCN.

Team boss Enrique Scalabroni added:: "I think for BCN Competicion it is important to have a very talented young driver such as Ho-Pin Tung, who has shown his driving capacity in the German F3 Category and even if he arrives in GP2 with no previous experience in the category, I think he will show in a short time who is."

 

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