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.

Juncos Racing to field single car entry in Indy 500

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Part-time NTT IndyCar Series entrant Juncos Racing will announce their attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 within the next few weeks, according to RACER.

The team, which made its Indy 500 debut in 2017, ran 12 of the 17 IndyCar Series races last season, but has only made a start in one of the four events so far in 2019, finishing 18th in the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with Kyle Kaiser behind the wheel.

Though no driver has yet to be announced for the single-car entry, Kaiser is expected to be the leading candidate for the ride. The 23-year-old Californian has raced for the team since 2014, where he won the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

One of the top teams in the Road to Indy ladder system, Juncos Racing has over 50 wins between Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 competition. The team’s most recent victory came in the second Indy Lights race at St. Petersburg this year with Rinus VeeKay behind the wheel.

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