Team AirAsia Confirms 2011 Driver Line-Up

New GP2 entrant Team AirAsia has today confirmed its driver line-up of Luiz Razia (Brazil) and Davide Valsecchi (Italy) for the forthcoming GP2 Main and Asian 2011 series. Both drivers have been testing with Team AirAsia in Abu Dhabi ahead of the opening races of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit on 11th / 12th February.

Riad Asmat, Team AirAsia Team Principal: “We are very pleased to have confirmed that Luiz and Davide will be driving for us this season. They bring us a wealth of talent and experience in GP2 with a proven record of strong results, so we are very excited about the season ahead. Team AirAsia is the perfect platform for young talent to develop, and we are excited about seeing Luiz and Davide continue to grow with us throughout 2011."

Davide Valsecchi: “I am so happy to be part of Team AirAsia this season. It’s such a great championship and the team and I have a lot to look forward to in GP2. I intend to draw on my GP2 experience and work closely with the team to get the best results possible with one aim – to win the 2011 championship."

2003 – 2007: Italian Formula Renault, Formula Renault Eurocup and selected F3 events
2005: 3000 selected races in 3000 Pro Series and 2006 Le Mans Series
2007: Epsilon Euskadi Formula Renault 3.5 Series
2008: GP2 Main and Asia Series with Durango
2008–09: GP2 Asia Series / 2009 GP2 Series Durango and Barwa Addax
2009: Renault Driver Development Program
2009–10 Won GP2 Asia Series season championship with iSport / 8th in Main series

Luiz Razia: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Team AirAsia and bringing my sponsors to be part of the 2011 GP2 series. My relationship with the team is already fantastic and Team AirAsia has a very exciting future ahead. I’ll use my experience to give my best in the GP2 championship and I’m sure that with the caliber of people involved in Team AirAsia we will achieve success very soon and be challenging for points, podiums and race wins whenever possible."

2005 / 2006: Brazilian Formula Renault 2.0 / South American F3 championship with Dragão Motorsport) and Formula 3000 International Masters series with Charouz Racing
2006 / 2007: A1 Team Brazil
2007: Euroseries 3000 with Fisichella Motor Sport and ELK Motorsport
2008: Euroseries 3000 with ELK motorsport
2008 / 2009: GP2 Asia Series with Trust Team Arden
2009: GP2 Main Series with Fisichella Motorsport
2009 / 2010 GP2 Asia Series with Barwa Addax Team / Rapax Team
2010: GP2 Main Series with Rapax Team / Virgin Racing Test Driver

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