GIEDO VAN DER GARDE SIGNS FOR BARWA ADDAX TEAM GP2 MAIN SERIES 2010

Driebergen, 19 november 2009. Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde will race for the Spanish Barwa Addax Team in the 2010 GP2 Main Series. After excellent results and a positive cooperation during the official GP2 test day in Jerez (Spain) 9 October the team decided to sign Giedo as driver for next season.

Last season Giedo finished seventh in his first GP2 year with the iSport International team and won races on the circuits of Spa-Francorchamps, Hungaroring and Monza. Giedo was the top Rookie behind champion Nico Hulkenberg. Giedo strives to win the 2010 GP2 Main Series championship with the Barwa Addax Team and push for a seat on the Formula One Grid in the future.

Giedo van der Garde: "I believe Barwa Addax Team has everything enable me to develop and get the best out of my talent. During the test I immediately felt that the team and car suited me perfectly. We have a lot of confidence moving forward and the belief we can fight for the championship!''

Alejandro Agag, team owner from Barwa Addax Team: "We are very happy to have Giedo on board for the GP2 Main Series 2010. The test in October showed that Giedo is a very capable driver and able to achieve extremely impressive times in our car. With Giedo we will fight for the championship!''

Giedo is again supported by his main sponsors McGregor, Voicetrust, Beelen Recycling and GPupdate.net next year

-credit: addax