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GP2 Series

Racing Engineering To Test Six At Paul Ricard

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GP2 outfit Racing Engineering are set to run six different driver across the three days of the series' collective test days at Paul Ricard next week.

The Spanish based team, which ended the European season with drivers Lucas di Grassi and Dani Clos is not entered into this winter's GP2 Asia series, is set to continue to look at drivers that could take race seats next year.

The six drivers due to take part mix GP2 experience with youth and success in the more junior formula, with two drivers sharing the driving duties on each day of the test.

The first day of testing, November 10 will see Christian Vietoris, who finished as runner-up to Jules Bianchi in the F3 Euroseries, and Fabio Leimer, who won the International Formula Master series, in the car. Both drivers made their GP2 equipment race debut in the Abu Dhabi opener of the Asia series, with Veitoris winning the second race at the track.

Day two will see more experience in the car, alongside another driver who made a debut in Abu Dhabi. The experience comes with Roldan Rodriguez, who has spent three previous seasons in GP2 having driven for Fisichella Motorsport before moving to Piquet GP for last season and is now contesting the Asia series with Coloni. Joining him will be Frenchman Charles Pic, who finished third in the World Series by Renault is, at 19, the youngest of the hopeful drivers.

The final day, will again see youth and experience mix, as Jerome D'Ambrosio and Englishman Sam Bird take to the track. D'Ambrosio, who also tested for Racing Engineering at the earlier Jerez test is already a two year veteran of GP2, while Bird, who ran alongside Veitoris in the F3 Euroseries is another of the drivers who got his first taste of GP2 action in Abu Dhabi.

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