GP3: Six more drivers announced on a busy Friday


Yesterday, we rounded up all of the junior announcements in three of Formula 1’s most prominent feeder series – GP2, GP3 and Formula Renault 3.5 – as the beginning of the new racing season draws ever closer.

The grid in GP3 has today become more complete with six drivers in total being announced. All will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of 2014 champion Alex Lynn, who now has a GP2 drive and Williams reserve role under his belt for the new year.

Here’s a complete round-up of Friday’s announcements in GP3.


As noted in yesterday’s round-up, it had been reported that Germany’s Marvin Kirchhofer was set to balance a season racing in both GP3 and the FIA F3 European Championship. Today, that story has now been confirmed, with Kirchhofer – who finished third in GP3 last year – announcing that he will be remaining with ART Grand Prix for 2015.

“I’m really happy that I will be racing with ART Grand Prix again this year,” the German said. “The targets are quite clear for this season and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m very proud to be a part of the team again and I’m quite confident that we can do something good this year, as we have already shown some good performances together last year.”

Kirchhofer has also been named on the FIA’s entry list for its leading F3 series. The 20-year-old will however be forced to miss the fifth round of the year at Spa due to a clash with the GP3 race in Austria.


Killing three birds with one stone (or one announcement, at least) on Friday was Koiranen GP, who confirmed its full line-up for the 2015 season. Jimmy Eriksson returns for 2015 with the Finnish team, and will be hoping to better his fourth place finish from last season in what will be his third year in the series.

The Swede is joined by Adderly Fong, who raced for Jenzer Motorsport until the Hungarian round of last year’s championship. He then enjoyed a somewhat surprising practice run-out with Sauber F1 Team in Abu Dhabi, but will return to GP3 in 2014 with Koiranen.

Completing the line-up is British youngster Matthew Parry, who won the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC award back in 2013. He has previously completed two races for Koiranen in Formula Renault 2.0 Alps, but now joins the team for a full year in GP3.


The final two driver announcements of the day come courtesy of Swiss team Jenzer Motorsport, who has confirmed that it will run two natives in 2015 in the form of Matheo Tuscher and Ralph Boschung.

Tuscher has been racing in single seaters since the age of 14, and spent 2014 in GP3 with Jenzer as he claimed one podium finish en route to 12th in the final standings.

After an impressive test for the team in Abu Dhabi last November, Boschung will make his GP3 debut in 2015 at the age of 17.

“With Matheo and Ralph in the team we already have two strong drivers and we are convinced we can achieve top level results with both of them,” team boss Andreas Jenzer said. “We are very motivated and will do our best to make this a successful season.”


The 2015 GP3 Series season kicks off on May 8 in support of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix.

Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle: How to watch, start times, schedules, streams


With three multiple winners now vying for the championship, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Round 11 at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington.

Chase Sexton earned his second victory of the season in Detroit when Aaron Plessinger fell on the final lap. Though he was penalized seven points for disobeying a flag, Sexton is third in the championship race. The Honda rider trails leader Cooper Webb (two victories) by 17 points, and defending series champion Eli Tomac (five wins) is three points behind Webb in second with seven races remaining.

Tomac won last year in Seattle on the way to his second season title.

Honda riders have a Supercross-leading 20 victories in the Seattle event but none at Lumen Field since Justin Barcia in 2013. Tomac and Barcia are the only past 450 Seattke winners entered in Saturday’s event.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 11 of the 2023 Supercross season in Seattle:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 11 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 11 in Seattle, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:

4:50 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
5:05 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:20 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
5:35 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
6:25 p.m.: 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
6:40 p.m.: 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
7:55 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
8:10 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
10:06 p.m.: 250SX Heat 1
10:20 p.m.: 250SX Heat 2
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:22 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:34 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:54 p.m.: 250SX Main Event
12:28 a.m.: 450SX Main Event

TRACK LAYOUTClick here to view the track map


FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings250 West points standings


ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory

ROUND 2: Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list

ROUND 3: Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again

ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown

ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston

ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa

ROUND 7: Webb wins again in Arlington

ROUND 8: Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time

ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022

ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points


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