Navarra: Series pre-race news

Ricci to debut in Navarra with RP Motorsport Even with just two rounds to go, the Auto GP competitiveness keeps growing: in Navarra another new driver will debut in the championship, Giacomo Ricci. A 25 years-old, Ricci is among the most ...

Ricci to debut in Navarra with RP Motorsport

Even with just two rounds to go, the Auto GP competitiveness keeps growing: in Navarra another new driver will debut in the championship, Giacomo Ricci.

A 25 years-old, Ricci is among the most interesting talents in motorsport and arrives in Auto GP after shining in GP2, both in the Asia and Main Series. In the Asiatic championship he won in Bahrain, while in the Main Series he clinched his win in Budapest, one of the most difficult tracks in the calendar. Those are just the most recent successes of a driver used to win, a guy that in 2006, when he was 21, was able to win both the Italian F3000 Championship and the Euroseries.

Always looking for new challenges, Ricci decided to tackle Auto GP in Navarra, making a clever choice: being the track new to all the drivers and teams, his lack of experience on the Zytek powered Lola B05/52 won't be a too big disadvantage.

For this debut Giacomo found an agreement with RP Motorsport, where he will race besides the young Stefano Bizzarri. For the team managed by Fabio Pampado it will be a good opportunity to climb back on podium, as the team already did in Race 2 in Imola.

Giacomo Ricci: "I'm very happy of this agreement with RP Motorsport and also excited for debuting in a new series. I followed Auto GP closely in this maiden season and I have to say that the grid competitiveness is very high, so aiming for the big target won't be easy in Navarra. Anyway I feel fit and well prepared and I will do my best, so everything is in place for a good performance. I never drove the Auto GP car but I loved the F3000, and this has over 100 bhp more, so it should be really staggering".

Fabio Pampado: "We are very happy that Giacomo will be with us this weekend. He will be important not only for his quick pace on track, but also his experience, we expect him to give us a very detailed feedback on the car. Furthermore, his presence will be good also for Bizzarri: Stefano is a rookie and he's very young, he can learn a lot from Ricci".

-source: autogp

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