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Rovera, Markelov headline Auto GP’s post-season Jerez test

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Auto GP World Series

Photo: Auto GP World Series

Auto GP World Series unveiled the 18 entries for the championship’s post-season test at Jerez, which will take place over October 28-29.

Teams’ champions Super Nova International will field three driver, with Auto GP 2013’s occasional guest driver Michela Cerruti being joined by podium finisher Meindert van Buuren and Czech karting graduate Zdenek Groman.

European F3 regular Tatiana Calderon will test for Comtec by Virtuosi. Three other drivers will run under the Virtuosi UK name, as the championship’s guest frontrunner Tamas Pal Kiss will provide the experience alongside two rookies – F3 Open Copa runner Liam Venter and Ferrari Challenge driver Onofrio Triarsi.

Pietro Fantin, who ran for the Arden Caterham squad in Formula Renault 3.5 this year, will be running for Euronova, as he joins the team’s 2013 title challenger Kimiya Sato.

German F3 runner-up Artem Markelov will be making an appearance with Zele Racing, as the Austrian squad also fields the F3 Open Copa title favorite Richard Gonda and his main rival Cameron Twynham.

The local Ibiza Racing Team will have their lineup headlined by Formula Abarth champion Alessio Rovera. Brazilian GT racer Fernando Croce, Panam GP podium finisher Ricardo Vera will also test with the Spanish squad, with the lineup completed by Sergio Campana, who raced for the team full-time this year. F3 Open’s Valeria Carballo was previously announced as the fifth driver in Ibiza’s entry, but has not figured in the championship’s press release.

To round it out, Ghinzani Motorsport will run Australian F3 regular Jordan Oon and Abarth runner-up Michele Beretta.