Spanish female driver Carmen Jorda has become the third and final driver to be announced by the Koiranen GP outfit for the 2014 GP3 Series season. It will be her third year in the series, and she joins Swede Jimmy Eriksson and Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia in the team.
Jorda made her GP3 series debut back in 2012 for Ocean Racing Technology, while last year contested the series with Bamboo Engineering. She will be hoping to show signs of improvement, as she has been a regular back marker in both of her seasons in the series so far.
“We are very curious to run a female driver in the team,” said Koiranen GP team manager Afa Heikkinen. “It will be the first time for us in such a level, and of course it is a big challenge, in sporting terms as well as inside the team. We will not see her as different to our other drivers; she is part of Koiranen GP and will have to follow our rules.
“Women in motorsport are very rare and at this level of competition, it is tough, so we will help Carmen, providing the best tools we can, to fight for good results this season and show that girls have their place in motorsport.”
The 25-year-old Spaniard, who also contested a season of Indy Lights in America back in 2011, is looking forward to the new season that begins in three weeks time around the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.
“Thank you to Koiranen GP for making this happen,” said Jorda. “I am delighted to join a team with their level of experience and success. I want to raise the profile of women in motorsport and prove that we can compete with the best drivers at the highest levels.”