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DAMS team names Monfardini to 2006 team

MONFARDINI TAKES ON 2006 GP2 DAMS SEAT LE MANS, 4th JANUARY, 2006 -- The DAMS GP2 Team is today pleased to announce that Ferdinando Monfardini is to become one of the two Le Mans squad's official 2006 Driver. The Italian born makes the step to...

MONFARDINI TAKES ON 2006 GP2 DAMS SEAT

LE MANS, 4th JANUARY, 2006 -- The DAMS GP2 Team is today pleased to announce that Ferdinando Monfardini is to become one of the two Le Mans squad's official 2006 Driver. The Italian born makes the step to the French based Team after a consistent rise through the lower motor racing formula, having successfully tested with Jean Paul Driot owned Team in Spain and France early in 2005.

"This is really a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to start the new season" comments Monfardini. "This is one of the moments that all racing drivers are working towards, being with a winning organization like this, the right platform to get results and I am determined to do as much as I can, while doing the best possible job for the team. DAMS has shown many times that it is an excellent place for a driver to work and I intend to make the most of this opportunity. Let me thanks Mr. Driot and all in Dams, for giving me the chance to prove myself at the maximum level and let me thanks my sponsors and my Family for supporting me again ".

DAMS GP2 Team Owner, Jean Paul Driot, says, "We had 3 opportunities to test Ferdinando during the winter, 2 with the GP2 car in testing and 1 in real race condition at Monza World Series event. He was making part of our short list for 2006 as he has already 1 season of experience with the car with interesting results. The team has been impressed after these tests and both parties agreed quickly for 2006. Ferdinando will bring his experience of the GP2 car and DAMS is more than focused to help him getting the high results he deserves"

DAMS GP2 Technical Director Eric Boullier says, "Ferdinando is young and, despite his age, has already an impressive career. We appreciated his speed and his technical feedback during the few tests we did with him, and really estimated to work with him. We welcome him on board and look forward to a winning season!"

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Series GP2
Drivers Ferdinando Monfardini
Teams DAMS