British F3 Champion Steps up to GP2 with Fisichella Motor Sport
Reigning British F3 champion Marko Asmer will become the first Estonian driver to compete in the GP2 Series as he joins Fisichella Motor Sport International for the remainder of the 2008 season.
The 23-year-old BMW Sauber F1 test driver will join the team in this week’s mid-season test at the Paul Ricard circuit in the South of France, and will make his debut with the team later this month at the Magny Cours race alongside Roldan Rodriguez. The French round is the fourth of this season’s ten weekends.
Marko Asmer: “I’m totally delighted to get this chance with Fisichella Motorsport in GP2 for the rest of the season. It gives me an exciting opportunity to race competitively alongside my BMW Sauber F1 Team testing programme. My sincere thanks to the FMS team and I also owe this one in a big way to my Norwegian sponsor Explora Capital, my management team and my father Toivo. With only one day of testing this car it’s certainly going to be a challenge but I’ll grab it with both hands and give my all. I’m itching to race: bring on Magny-Cours!”
Paolo Coloni, Team Principal: “We are very happy to welcome Marko to the team. It will give him a good opportunity to race competitively alongside his F1 testing duties with the BMW Sauber F1 team. I am looking forward to working together with Marko at this week’s test in preparation for his first race at Magny Cours.”