GP2 Series Media Services/LAT
Reigning GP2 Asia Series Champions iSport International have announced today their line up for 2011. The 2007 GP2 Series Champions have signed Brit Sam Bird and Sweedish Marcus Ericsson to compete in both GP2 Asia Series and GP2 Series this season, believing that the two GP2 race winners will help them fight for the crown.
Bird finished fifth in the drivers’ standings in 2010 with one win (Monza feature race), three podiums and one pole position. The Brit was invited by Mercedes GP last November to run for the team as part of the Rookies Test days in Abu Dhabi.
Ericsson had a more challenging season but managed to win Sprint race in Valencia. He successfuly tested with iSport at Yas Marina Circuit last November during the post season tests.
The duo will join the team at the beginning of February in Abu Dhabi for the pre-season test days.