Giancarlo Serenelli completes GP2 grid
Venezuelan driver joins GP2 grid only days before track action begins
As the teams’ and drivers’ of GP2 arrive at Kuala Lumpur’s Sepang International Circuit for the opening round of the 2012 GP2 Series, the final vacancy on the grid has been filled as Giancarlo Serenelli has been confirmed for rookie team Venezuela GP Lazarus. The Venezuelan driver will race alongside Italian Fabrizio Crestani.
New team Venezuela GP Lazarus, formerly Team Lazarus, were founded in 2009 and have since raced in the EuroSeries 3000 and Auto GP. For 2012, they replace Super Nova Racing who had raced in GP2 since the series inception back in 2005.
Giancarlo Serenelli has previously contested in the Auto GP Series, racing in the first round at Monza earlier this month. In 2011, Serenelli won the Latam Challenge Series Championship for the third time in his career. He had won the Championship in both 2010 and 2008 previously.
After taking part in the final GP2 pre-season test at Barcelona, Serenelli will get his first taste of GP2 race action this weekend. The GP2 Series returns to the Sepang International Circuit for the first time since 2008, when the now defunct GP2 Asia Series raced on the circuit.
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