“GP3 Series: Urrutia and Sa Silva sign on”
Uruguayan racer Santiago Urrutia has signed with Koiranen GP, taking him to the GP3 Series for the 2014 season.
The 17-year-old comes from the European F3 Open Series where he scored two victories on his way to 4th in the championship.
Urrutia tested a GP3 car for the first time in last year’s post-season sessions in Abu Dhabi. According to Koiranen GP team manager Afa Heikkinen: “Santiago is a talented rookie and after the tests we did in Abu Dhabi, I am confident he will be improving quickly. This year will be a learning one and we will go step by step with a common goal we will define together. We will do our best to help him to reach our target.”
Urrutia will partner Swedish racer Jimmy Eriksson with the Finnish squad.
Meanwhile, Angola driver Luis Sa Silva has re-signed with Carlin Motorsport for his second helping of GP3 competition. Sa Silva scored no points during his début GP3 season; however the 23-year-old expects better results this time around. “We had a solid season in 2013 so I’m glad to be back with Carlin for another season so we can build on our previous year. I have two new team mates who I’m looking forward to working with and I’m excited to be back in the car next week at Estoril for Official testing.”