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DPR changes and driver lineup announced

DRIVER CHANGE FOR DPR IN GP2 SERIES As a consequence of the failure of the Direxiv Motorsport company to meet its contractual obligations to DPR, the British team will feature a new driver line up from this weekend's race...

DRIVER CHANGE FOR DPR IN GP2 SERIES

As a consequence of the failure of the Direxiv Motorsport company to meet its contractual obligations to DPR, the British team will feature a new driver line up from this weekend's race in Hockenheim until the end of the GP2 season.

Of the two Direxiv-sponsored drivers, Clivio Piccione has made alternative sponsorship arrangements and will remain with the team, but Olivier Pla will be replaced by Russian Vitaly Petrov. The 21-year-old 2005 Russian F1600 Champion, who is currently lying 4th in the Euroseries 3000 Championship, comes to GP2 with two Euroseries victories under his belt -- the most recent being this past weekend at Mugello.

DPR had some very encouraging results prior to the mid-season summer break, including a 4th and a podium placing for Piccione, plus a very positive test session at Paul Ricard at the end of June.

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Series GP2
Drivers Clivio Piccione , Olivier Pla , Vitaly Petrov