Julian Leal completes Trident Racing’s 2012 line-up

Colombian driver switches to Trident

By Franck Drui

20 December 2011 - 17:55
Julian Leal completes Trident Racing

The Italian squad, owned by Maurizio Salvadori, will be relying on the services of Julian Leal next season. The Colombian will join Stéphane Richelmi. Both drivers are well-known by the team.

Leal has already worked with Trident in the 2010 AutoGP season and rejoined the Italian squad having rejoined the team in the 2011 GP2 Final in Abu Dhabi. 2012 will be the second GP2 season for the 21-year-old.

Trident Racing is proud to have completed their 2012 line-up early and will give their full support to both Leal and his team-mate Richelmi.

Julian Leal: "I’m really satisfied with the deal reached with Trident Racing. I know them really well after we raced together in 2010 and last Autumn in Abu Dhabi. I’m sure we’ll be doing a great job together. This will be my second season in GP2: my goal is to take full advantage of the experience gained in 2011 and step on the podium as often as possible. It will be a first season in GP2 for my teammate, Stéphane Richelmi, but I’m aware that he can be pretty fast. I’m certain that by working closely together with him will help our engineers a lot. I want to thank my family, my sponsors and all my supporter for this opportunity. Of course, thanks also to Trident Racing for their trust. I hope to reward everybody by doing a good job on track."



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