Ernesto Viso has been confirmed today as the second driver in the lineup for the iSport International team in the GP2 Series 2006 season. Viso's first race with his new drive will be the at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit on April 8th in ...
Ernesto Viso has been confirmed today as the second driver in the lineup for the iSport International team in the GP2 Series 2006 season. Viso's first race with his new drive will be the at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit on April 8th in Valencia, Spain.
On the press release delivered by the team, iSport stands out the quickness and the potential shown by Viso during past season competing with the BCN Competicion team.
"I've known Ernesto for a number of years, and have always been impressed with his dedication and will to succeed in Motor Sport. We've kept in touch, and over the last couple of months have started talking seriously about 2006," stated iSport team principal Paul Jackson.
"I am delighted to say we agreed terms very quickly as it was obvious the ambitions of iSport mirrored Ernesto's personal ambitions perfectly, and will make a strong partnership," continued Jackson on their choice of driver.
iSport had a strong 2005 season taking fourth overall in the teams championship and third place with Scott Speed between the drivers, although with no victories.
Viso proved his happiness with the new challenge he has in front of him with his comment: "I'm very confident with the team, it will be nice to be with a top team in 2006. I know Paul, and I know we will get on very well. I will be putting in 100% effort on and out off the track, and I know the team will be doing the same."
The Venezuelan driver finished 11th in the standings this season with a strong presence by taking two podiums in Spa-Francorchamps and a second place in race two of Bahrain.
Viso had already tested for the team in December at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. It was where he convinced his new team and his ability as a racer plus his desire to continue working with the target of winning races and to fight for the championship next year.