Michael Herck has joined Scuderia Coloni for the 2011 GP2 Asia and Main Series seasons.
The 22-yar-old Romanian made his GP2 debut for the Italian team in the 2008 GP2 Asia season, when it raced under the FMS International banner. Since then he has raced for DPR, which was bought by his adoptive father Andre.
However, with DPR having failed to gain an entry for the 2011 season, Herck has now rejoined Coloni for next year. Having enjoyed his most successful season to date in 2010, Herck will now be looking to score his debut victory in the category.
“I'm very happy to be back in this team that gave me my debut in GP2, in the 2008 Asia Series,” Herck said. “Having worked already together, it will certainly be easier to readjust and start immediately on a high level, and having a new car will give a touch of excitement to this new adventure. Our common goal is to regularly compete for the most important positions and we are all committed to this. In particular, after podiums, pole positions and fastest laps, I promise to my fans to try to get the only thing I still miss: my first victory in GP2”.
Team boss Paolo Coloni said: “We are really happy to have Michael with us for the whole 2011 season. He is a quick and fully grown-up driver, something that he clearly showed in 2010 racing steadily for the top spots and taking podiums. Furthermore he is very experienced and this will be very useful for the team next year: with the brand-new car everybody will start from scratch and I believe that having an experienced driver like Michael with us is an important first step to prepare for a great 2011.”