The Midland Group is pleased to announce that current FIA GT Championship driver and 2003 FIA GT World Champion, Thomas Biagi, will be testing for the team at Jerez, Spain in December 2005. Biagi will also participate in the Bologna Motorshow later that month.
Colin Kolles, Managing Director of Jordan Grand Prix, stated: "Thomas Biagi has been very successful in different motorsport categories, especially in the FIA GT Championship. He won the title in 2003 with six wins and is currently fighting for the lead in the Championship this year. I'm glad that we are able to offer him his first F1 test so that he can show his potential."
Thomas Biagi said: "After a successful career in World GT, I'm delighted to be able to demonstrate my level of performance with a Formula One car for the first time. In recognition of what will be an important step in my career, I have begun preparing myself physically and mentally for this test with an intensive training program."
"I would like to thank the team for giving to me this fantastic opportunity and for believing in my potential. I would also like to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of my manager, Eva Baldassin, who has played an important role toward achieving this."