Arthur Pic has joined forces with the Rapax Team for the upcoming 2016 GP2 Series championship.
“I’m delighted to be joining Rapax for my third campaign in the GP2 Series,” claimed Pic. “I wanted to be part of a front-running team that can challenge for the title, and Rapax have shown over the years that they can deliver very strong results. They were especially competitive and consistent last year, so I look forward to building on that success in 2016.
They also have a great sense of camaraderie and family spirit, which are really important to have in a team. Experiencing all of that first-hand at the factory was fantastic and made my decision to join them even easier.”
The 24-year-old from France will compete in his third season of GP2 with Rapax after spending the last two years racing with Campos Racing. In his time with the Spanish racing outlet, Pic managed to take a total of five podiums, including a win at the Hungarian Grand Prix in his rookie year. “This season is shaping up to be another highly competitive one – particularly with several race winners returning to the series – but I’m sure we have what it takes and will work as hard as we can to achieve our objectives.
GP2 provides a range of opportunities and remains the best career choice for me so, with Rapax’s support, everything looks in place for a great year.”
In 2015, Sergey Sirotkin helped Rapax take a win around Silverstone during the first half of the season. The Russian driver finished 4th in the driver standings whilst the team claimed 5th position.
“All of us at Rapax have worked hard to lay some solid foundations for 2016 since topping off a positive season in Abu Dhabi last November,” said Andrea Bergamini.
“A thorough preparation programme is crucial in a highly competitive championship like GP2, and Arthur’s extensive talent will be invaluable for reaching our ambitious goals.
His trust confirms Rapax’s valuable work over the past few seasons, which culminated in a superb 2015 campaign competing against the championship’s frontrunners, and we are determined to continue on the same path and aim for the top once again.”
Testing for this season will get underway in Barcelona on March 9th with Jerez playing host to the second test on March 29-30th. This season’s race calendar is yet to be released.