Italian driver Sergio Campana has signed a contract with Zele Racing for the 2014 Auto GP World Series to partner Tamas Pal Kiss who was announced to drive for the team yesterday. Campana finished third in the championship in 2013.
Campana made his debut in the series in 2012, initially for Team MLR71 where he won on the streets of Marrakech in Morocco, before swapping to Euronova Racing for the Brazil weekend, and then to Zele for the season finale at the Sonoma Raceway in the United States. For 2013 he raced for Ibiza Racing, winning again in Marrakech and also at Monza and at Mugello, ultimately finishing third in the championship behind Champion Vittorio Ghirelli, and runner up Kimiya Sato.
The 27-year-old Italian is happy to be rejoining Zele Racing for the 2014 season, and is aiming for a excellent season together with the aim of winning the championship.
“I have known Michael [Zele, the team principle] for some time and we work along the same lines,” said Campana. “When I did a guest start for them at the US race in 2012, I finished on the podium off the cuff. It clicked immediately. Since then, both I and the team have developed further and we started talking about 2014 at the official testing in Jerez last year.
“I am sure that we can have a great 2014 season together”.
Michael Zele was happy to have Campana back in his team, and is hoping his team can get amongst the front runners this year.
“2014 will be our third year in Auto GP and it is time to challenge the big guns,” said Zele. “Obviously, you need a good driver for doing so and therefore, we are very happy to have to an agreement with Sergio. He is an excellent racer, but also a great person”.