Italian racer Michela Cerruti has signed on for a full-season Auto GP World Series campaign with Super Nova.
Auto GP will not be a completely new environment for Cerruti. The Roman competed in two rounds last season with MLR-71, earning a best finish of 8th at the Nürburgring. Her eventual total of five points from the four races left her 19th in the standings come year end.
Following two post-season tests at Jerez and Vallelunga with the British squad, Cerruti confirmed her position and is not shying away from her title ambitions, but knows some vital steps need to be taken.
“For a driver, it is good to know that I have a winning team and car combination and we worked very well in the testing together. I know that I need to improve and the team has already showed that they will help to guide me,” Cerruti commented. She added, “It is the first time I have worked with a non-Italian team and I admire the way that Super Nova work and appreciate and understand that we are pushing for a common goal. The team work is a key factor and it is important to see that the team believes in me so that I can concentrate on driving, knowing that everything else is taken care of professionally.”
A former winner in the Superstars Series (now the SuperTouringSeries) and the Italian GT Championship, the 26-year-old has enjoyed some other experience in single-seater categories, having raced in the FIA European F3 Championship, the Toyota Racing Series, F3 European Open and (interestingly) Formula Middle East.
Cerruti becomes the 2nd driver to sign up to the Auto GP World Series following the unveiling of Andrea Roda Virtuosi UK last month.