GP2: Robert Visoiu moves up from GP3 with Rapax

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Robert Visoiu will graduate to the GP2 Series in 2015 with Rapax after being confirmed as the team’s second driver on Friday.

Visoiu, 19, has spent the last three years racing in the GP3 Series, claiming two race wins in 2013 with MW Arden.

He will now move on up into its senior championship, GP2, in 2015 with Rapax alongside former Sauber reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin.

“I am very excited for this opportunity,” Visoiu said. “I have been working hard to be at my best and I am sure together with Rapax I will make good progress in 2015.

“It’s going to be an interesting year in which I will have to learn many new things, but I am sure that I will be able to develop a good pace and to be competitive.

“I am very excited am I am looking forward to the start of the season.”

Rapax team boss Gianfranco Sovernigo echoed Visoiu’s sentiments, and was pleased to welcome the Romanian driver to the team for 2015.

“We are delighted to have such a young talent set to start his path in the GP2 Series with us,” Sovernigo said. “A driver like Robert, who is already an headlining figure in Romanian motorsport at the young age of 19, relied on Rapax and the team will try to assist him in the best possible way, providing our long-term experience and know-how.

“I wish Robert an increasingly successful season, getting the satisfaction he deserves.”

Just six seats remain open for GP2 in 2015, with the first pre-season test kicking off in Abu Dhabi on Monday.