“GP3 Series: Trident add Carbone and de Beer”
Perennial GP3 Series midfielders Trident Racing have made their first two signings for the 2014 season – Victor Carbone and Roman de Beer.
Neither Carbone nor de Beer have enjoyed much success in recent years, although the former did take a race victory in the Firestone Indy Lights Series in 2011.
Unfortunately for Carbone, the Brazilian was unable to secure a regular drive last year, opting instead for a single Indy Lights outing at Barber Motorsports Park alongside four races in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
De Beer, meanwhile, has not raced at all since taking part in the 2012 Italian F3 Series as a non-registered driver. The South African scored a best finish of 5th place at Imola (in a field of eleven) – a somewhat respectable result against a field consisting of Ricardo Agostini, Eddie Cheever III, Sergey Sirotkin, Nicholas Latifi and Kevin Giovesi.
While de Beer tested with Trident in Abu Dhabi in November, Carbone has yet to run in the GP3 machine and has not raced on European soil. They will both face a stern challenge when they take to the Circuit de Catalunya for the season opener in May.