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MacLeod To Race For Carlin In GP3 For Remainder Of Season

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British driver Callum MacLeod will race for Carlin in the GP3 Series for the remainder of the 2011 season.

The 23-year-old tested for the team at Jerez last October, and has since been working as a driver coach with the GP3 squad. He finished as runner-up in the European F3 Open last year, scoring three wins in the process.

He replaces Daniel Morad, who has parted company with the team after failing to start either race last time out at Silverstone. He joins Leonardo Cordeiro and Conor Daly in the team's lineup.

In 2007 McLeod won the British Formula Ford Championship, winning 14 times in 24 races and getting nominated for the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award. He was nominated for the same award again in 2009 after winning the Copa class of the European F3 Open.

“I've been a driver coach for Carlin so I know how well they work together and what a great team they are, so I'm really pleased to have the opportunity to race with them,” he said.

“I've never competed at the Nurburgring or in Budapest so the next two rounds will definitely be a steep learning curve for me although I do aim to be running near the front. Looking further ahead in the season I've raced at Spa and Monza before so they should be slightly easier for me, but we'll have to see how the first two go.

“I have driven the Carlin GP3 car in pre-season testing and really enjoyed driving it however that was back in November at Jerez, even so I'm fairly confident I can get to grips with it quickly.”

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