Janosz in for Cecotto Jr at Paul Ricard

Artur Janosz - Credit: Zak Mauger/GP3 Series Media Service

Artur Janosz will be reunited with his former EuroFormula Open team RP Motorsport as he joins the Italian squad for this weekend’s Paul Ricard round of the Formula V8 3.5 championship.

The twenty-three-year-old Polish driver is replacing Venezuelan racer Johnny Cecotto Jr, who leaves the team despite having taken a race victory in 2016 at the Hungaroring.

Janosz is currently competing in his second season of racing in the GP3 Series with the Trident team having moved across from finishing runner-up in EuroFormula Open with RP back in 2014, and is looking forward to experiencing the 3.5-litre championship for the first time this weekend in France.

“I am very happy to announce that I join the RP Motorsport team to contest the weekend of Paul Ricard,” said Janosz. “I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the Formula Renault 3.5, a very demanding and extremely fast car, which tests the ability of the drivers.

“Although it will be my first race with this car, I have already worked with the team RP Motorsport. It is certainly a great challenge for me and I will give my best to achieve good results for the team.”

Janosz will race alongside another EuroFormula Open RP Motorsport graduate Vitor Baptista this weekend.