Matt Parry will remain in the GP3 Series for 2016, following the announcement that he has re-signed with Koiranen GP.
After making it onto the podium three times in his debut season – at his home race in Britain followed by Hungary and Bahrain; Parry is looking to build upon a successful rookie season that saw him end the season eighth overall.
By remaining with Koiranen, Parry will be able to build upon the relationships that he has established with the team since his first outing with them back in 2013.
“I can skip the part where driver and team have to get to know each other and get straight down to work,” the 21-year old, who excelled in this month’s end-of-season test, explained.
“GP3 lived up to my expectations as a very competitive series, but already knowing what each of us require should allow for a flying start once the 2016 campaign gets underway.
“Having completed the 2015 season, I am now familiar with all the circuits we race on, so that will also give me a head-start on what I hope will be a tilt at the championship title. We don’t know who else is returning from the 2015 season, but I can’t worry about that. I know what I am capable of with the Koiranen team, and we both look forward to turning that into race wins and a lot of points second time around.
“The championship title can be my only goal for 2016 and I am already looking forward to getting my head down and working towards that. Getting this deal sewn up so early means that we are already ahead of the field and I intend for it to stay that way.”
Parry will retain the backing of Sport Wales, along with the patronage of both the MSA Team UK programme and the BRDC SuperStars scheme.
The GP3 series is awaiting official confirmation of the 2016 calendar but it is expect that the season will kick off at the Sochi Autodrom in Russia.