Boccolacci makes MP switch for second GP3 campaign

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Boccolacci makes MP switch for second GP3 campaign
By: Alex Kalinauckas
Feb 2, 2018, 2:27 PM

GP3 race winner Dorian Boccolacci will drive for the MP Motorsport squad in the third tier category in 2018.

Dorian Boccolacci, Arden International
Podium: race winner Dorian Boccolacci, Trident
Race winner Dorian Boccolacci, Trident
Dorian Boccolacci, Trident
Dorian Boccolacci, Trident
Dorian Boccolacci, Trident
Dorian Boccolacci, Trident

Boccolacci, who won the final race of the 2017 GP3 season in Abu Dhabi for Trident, joins former Red Bull junior Niko Kari at MP for the upcoming season.

The Dutch squad is making its GP3 debut in 2018 after taking over the entry that was previously allocated to the DAMS squad in ’16 and ‘17.

“Joining MP Motorsport for my second GP3 season feels good,” said Boccolacci.

“I know they are eager to show well in their debut season [and] the team brings a lot of experience from Formula 2 and Formula Renault 2.0.

“With Niko as one of my teammates, I know we can spur each other on to great performances. I’m really looking forward to the season.”

Boccolacci finished sixth in the 2017 GP3 standings, and put in a string of eye-catching qualifying performances – including a pair of third places in the opening two sessions of the season.

He ultimately scored 93 points and picked up two additional podiums finishes to go along with his Race 2 triumph at Yas Marina.

“We are happy to welcome Dorian into our team for 2018”, said MP’s team manager Sander Dorsman.

“He showed amazing speed in 2017 – from the first laps in pre-season testing he set a stunning pace, often the only driver capable of challenging the established frontrunners.

"With Dorian and Niko, it’s good to have two drivers that are well capable of achieving podium positions and fighting for victory. We can’t wait to work with both of them.”

2018 GP3 line-up so far:

Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix

 Callum Ilott

 Nikita Mazepin

 Jake Hughes

 Anthoine Hubert

Arden Motorsport

 Gabriel Aubry

Campos Racing  Simo Laaksonen
MP Motorsport

 Niko Kari

Dorian Boccolacci

 

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Series GP3
Drivers Dorian Boccolacci
Teams MP Motorsport
Author Alex Kalinauckas
Article type Breaking news