King signs with MP Mo­tor­sport for third GP2 cam­paign

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For­mer Manor For­mula 1 test driver Jor­dan King will con­test a third season of GP2 in 2017 with MP Mo­tor­sport.

The 22-year-old has signed with the Dutch out­fit and will part­ner Ser­gio Sette Ca­mara. King spent his first two cam­paigns with Rac­ing En­gi­neer­ing.

King fin­ished 12th in 2015 and sev­enth last year, tak­ing two sprint race wins along the way, be­fore test­ing with MP and Rus­sian Time dur­ing the post-season Abu Dhabi run­ning.

“I’ve known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of kart­ing, so in a way it’s a bit of a home­com­ing for me,” said King, who made two ap­pear­ances in F1 prac­tice ses­sions last year.

“One of the big­gest rea­sons for me to join them was the level of trust that comes with such a long-stand­ing re­la­tion­ship. Work­ing with the team at the test was also a key fac­tor in my de­ci­sion.”

MP has run in GP2 since 2013 and had its best season last year, fin­ish­ing sev­enth in the teams’ stand­ings with Oliver Row­land and Daniel de Jong.

Its sole win in the cat­e­gory came in 2014, with for­mer Lo­tus ju­nior Marco Sorensen.

King will make a re­turn to GP2

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