King sticks with Racing Engineering for second GP2 campaign

Manor development driver Jordan King has re-signed with Racing Engineering for the 2016 GP2 season.

King sticks with Racing Engineering for second GP2 campaign
Second place Jordan King and winner Alexander Rossi, Racing Engineering
Jordan King, Racing Engineering
Jordan King, Racing Engineering
Jordan King, Racing Engineering
Jordan King, Racing Engineering

King, 21, finished his first GP2 campaign in 12th last year, securing a maiden podium at Spa-Francorchamps in a 1-2 with Alexander Rossi.

Earlier in his career, King was runner-up to Jake Dennis in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC and won the title in the now-defunct British F3 series.

"It felt right to stay with [Racing Engineering]," said the Manor junior. "I have built up a good relationship with the guys and I think keeping continuity is worth a lot in any junior championship - especially in a year in which I will be going for the championship.

"I know the team will be fully behind me to make that happen and will put out all the stops to give it their best shot."

Racing Engineering finished either third or fourth in the teams' standings in each GP2 season since 2008 - and took Giorgio Pantano and Fabio Leimer to drivers' titles.

"'After the great results Jordan had for a rookie and the hard work he put into 2015, it is with great pleasure that I can announce that we will work again together in 2016," said team boss Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon.

"Jordan has the talent and the work ethic to go for the championship this season. Let's continue what we started last year and get the results we are all expecting."

2016 GP2 line-up so far:

TeamDriver
ART Grand Prix  Sergey Sirotkin
DAMS

 Alex Lynn

 Nicholas Latifi

Campos Racing

 Mitch Evans

 Sean Gelael

Racing Engineering

Jordan King

Russian Time  Artem Markelov

 

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