Rigon fills Coloni GP2 seat

Davide Rigon has completed a deal to return to GP2 with Coloni this year

Rigon fills Coloni GP2 seat

The Italian, who has taken Beijing Guoan and Anderlecht to Superleague Formula titles and has also been signed by Ferrari as a development driver, previously raced in GP2 with Trident in 2009.

He joins Coloni after taking part in recent tests with the squad, and fills the gap alongside Michael Herck that was created when James Jakes left Coloni for a Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar seat following the GP2 Asia campaign.

"I'm really delighted to be back in GP2, and doing it with Scuderia Coloni, a team that has been racing in the series from the very first year, is a further boost to my ambitions," said Rigon.

"They clinched great results in the past and they have a lot of experience, something that proved to be very useful in Silverstone, where they managed to make my first contact with the car very easy."

Team boss Paolo Coloni said missing GP2 Asia would be no disadvantage for Rigon given how well he had settled in during testing.

"I think that we can be satisfied with the line-up that we will field like never before," said Coloni. "Davide, despite his late arrival in the team, managed to get on with the guys in the best possible way thanks to a very good attitude, and his talent proved to be an immediate boost for our outfit.

"Besides this, I'm really happy to be working again with a driver who has been selected by Scuderia Ferrari: this takes us back to 1989 when Roberto Moreno, who was on testing duties with Maranello, made his debut in F1 with our team."

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