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Hilmer Motorsport to miss opening GP2 round in Bahrain

by Peter Allen

Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

The Hilmer Motorsport will not be present at this weekend’s first round of the GP2 season in Bahrain, the series has said.

The news comes after the German squad had failed to publicly announce any drivers for its two seats for the 2015 campaign. Nick Yelloly and Nigel Melker had tested for the team in Bahrain at the start of this month.

Hilmer entered GP2 at the start of 2013 and won four races in total that season with Robin Frijns, Jon Lancaster and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs.

Last season was more difficult with a best result of fifth, finishing 12th of the 13 teams in the championship.

24 cars will take part in Bahrain, with Sergio Canamasas having secured the last of those seats at MP Motorsport.

2015 GP2 Series line-up for Bahrain
Teams Drivers
DAMS Pierre Gasly Alex Lynn
Carlin Julian Leal Marco Sorensen
ART Grand Prix Stoffel Vandoorne Nobuharu Matsushita
Racing Engineering Jordan King Alexander Rossi
Russian Time ?Mitch Evans Artem Markelov
Trident Raffaele Marciello Rene Binder
Campos Racing Arthur Pic Rio Haryanto
MP Motorsport ?Daniel De Jong ?Sergio Canamasas
Rapax Sergey Sirotkin Robert Visoiu
Arden International Norman Nato Andre Negrao
Status Grand Prix Marlon Stockinger Richie Stanaway
Lazarus Nathanael Berthon Zoel Amberg