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Racing Engineering confirm six-driver testing lineup

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Alastair Staley / GP2 Media Service

Photo: Alastair Staley / GP2 Media Service

GP2 champion squad Racing Engineering have announced their six-man lineup for the series post-season test at Yas Marina.

The Spanish squad confirmed that they will be running FIA F3 champion Raffaele Marciello and International Draco Racing FR3.5 pairing of Andre Negrao and Nico Muller.

Racing Engineering also unveiled the three other drivers completing their testing roster – GP2 racers Mitch Evans, Rio Haryanto and Jolyon Palmer.

Palmer, 22, finished seventh for Carlin in his third year in the category and looks set to remain in GP2 for a title campaign.

Haryanto, 20, has endured a difficult sophomore season in GP2 with Barwa Addax, as he finished 19th with four points finishes, one of them being his maiden series podium.

Evans, 19, shined in his first year in GP2 for Arden, coming into the series after becoming the 2012 GP3 champion. Despite some frequently tough luck, scored four podiums in his rookie season on his way to 14th overall.

GP2 testing line-up so far

Carlin: Jazeman Jaafar, Andre Negrao
Racing Engineering: Andre Negrao, Nico Muller, Raffaele Marciello, Rio Haryanto, Mitch Evans, Jolyon Palmer
Hilmer: Andre Negrao, Daniel Abt
Rapax: Simon Trummer*, Sandy Stuvik
ART: Stoffel Vandoorne, Nikolay Martsenko
Arden: Nico Muller, Rene Binder
Caterham: Alexander Rossi, Facu Regalia, Will Stevens, Rio Haryanto
Trident: Raffaele Marciello
Addax/Campos: Nikolay Martsenko