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Marvin Kirchhofer to make GP2 step with Carlin

by Peter Allen

Marvin Kirchhofer

Marvin Kirchhofer has secured a graduation to GP2 for 2016, joining the Carlin team.

The German driver steps up after two seasons in GP3 with ART Grand Prix in 2014-15, finishing third in the standings on both occasions and winning five races.

Prior to that, he won the ADAC Formel Masters and German Formula 3 titles in his homeland.

He will join up with the team for this week’s first pre-season test at Barcelona, having previously spent one day in a GP2 car with Hilmer Motorsport at the end of 2014.

“We had some offers available, but in the end, the offer of Carlin promised us the most,” said the 21-year-old.

“The team has been very successful in recent years in GP2 and makes a very professional impression.”

Kirchhofer is the first of Carlin’s GP2 drivers for this season to be revealed.

GP2 2016 line-up so far
Team Drivers
ART Grand Prix 1 Nobuharu Matsushita 2 Sergey Sirotkin
Racing Engineering 3 Norman Nato 4 Jordan King
DAMS 5 Alex Lynn 6 Nicholas Latifi
Campos Racing 7 Mitch Evans 8 Sean Gelael
Russian Time 9 Raffaele Marciello 10 Artem Markelov
Rapax 11 Gustav Malja 12 Arthur Pic
Trident 14 Philo Paz Armand 15 Luca Ghiotto
Status Grand Prix 16 17
Carlin 18 Marvin Kirchhofer 19
Prema Racing 20 Antonio Giovinazzi 21 Pierre Gasly
MP Motorsport 22 Oliver Rowland 23 Daniel de Jong
Arden International 24 25