Trident Racing press release
Trident Racing is proud to announce the deal signed with Antonio Spavone, one of the best young talents of Italy. Antonio will enter the 2012 GP3 Series alongside the already-confirmed Vicky Piria.
The Napoli-based racer, who's only 17, made his way in open-wheel competition in the 2010 Italian Formula Abarth Championship. After having built a valuable experience at Italian and European level, he's now ready to take the next step in his racing career. Antonio has decided to join Trident Racing after providing the team with a strong impression in the latest test at Estoril.
The GP3 Series will be back on-track on March 12 and 13 at Barcelona, for another 2-day test in order to get team and drivers in-shape for the start of the 2012 season. The last session before the championship's kick-off will then be at Silverstone.
“Of course I'm incredibly happy to have this great chance in such an important championship like GP3. After the first test at Estoril the support I hoped for finally materialized and, as I had been really satisfied of the job done with Trident Racing in Portugal, It's been a logical step for me to sign with them for a full-time assault. I know there will be plenty of work to do and I'll face some very experienced drivers. My goal is to clinch a top-10 spot as fast as possible. I expect to grow stronger at each race and battle for points in the second half of the championship".
Luca Zerbini, Team Manager
“We're really proud to announce the signing of another Italian young racer in the Trident Racing stable. Spavone is about to line-up for the first time in a top international series, and his arrival is a further confirmation of the team's intention to contribute to the development of new Italian drivers, as he'll join Vicky Piria. Antonio left a great impression in the pre-season test at Estoril, merging whit the whole team an progressively adapting to a new car. The Trident Racing team will do their best to make his agonistic growth successful."