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Lancaster makes GP2 return in place of Varhaug at Hilmer

by Peter Allen

Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service

Jon Lancaster returns to the GP2 Series this weekend at Barcelona, replacing Pal Varhaug at Hilmer Motorsport.

Lancaster made his debut in the category at the opening round of the 2012 season in Malaysia with the Ocean team, who were replaced by Hilmer over the winter.

The English driver was again at Sepang at the start of this season with a possibility of driving for Hilmer, but was forced to sit out as Varhaug and Conor Daly drove the two cars. Daly’s place was taken by Robin Frijns for Bahrain, meaning Lancaster will be the fourth driver the team have used in three weekends. Frijns remains in the sister car.

After his sole GP2 appearance last year, Lancaster’s only racing since has been in the MRF Challenge in India, where he finished fourth in the final standings.

The 24-year-old finished runner-up in Eurocup Formula Renault in his first full season of car racing in 2007 ahead of Charles Pic, Stefano Coletti and Jaime Alguersuari before seasons in F3 Euro Series and Formula Renault 3.5.