Scott Speed signs up for GP2

Rising American star Scott Speed has confirmed that he will graduate to the new GP2 series next year with an all-new team that has been put together by personnel that have won the International Formula 3000 Championship in the past

Scott Speed signs up for GP2

Speed will race for the iSport International outfit, made up of several members of the Petrobras Junior Formula 3000 team that helped Bruno Junqueira to the title in 2000.

"I am excited about the opportunity to race in GP2 this year," said Speed, who won the European and German Formula Renault championships this year. "It's a big step up from the Formula Renault in terms of power and speed, and that's exactly what I am looking for as a driver trying to make it into F1."

Paul Jackson, who is the team principal of iSport International, said: "With Scott's support from Red Bull, I am sure he is destined to be one of the most successful drivers to come out of the USA for some years.

"The whole team is looking forward to this exciting new season in GP2, working with Scott and forging a strong relationship."

Speed's ties with Red Bull will almost certainly lead to him testing for Red Bull Racing in Formula 1 this year, ahead of a possible full-time role with the outfit in 2006.

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