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Italian driver Sergio Campana will make his GP2 Series debut at Monza, taking over for Ricardo Teixeira at Trident.
Campana will partner Trident’s regular driver and race-winner Nathanael Berthon, whose presence at Monza was under question earlier due to reported budget issues.
The 27-year-old’s currently racing in his second year of the Auto GP series, where he sits third in he standings and has a potential shot at the title with one round to go. Interestingly enough, Auto GP’s current championship leader Vittorio Ghirelli will also be racing at Monza with Venezuela GP Lazarus.
Despite his above-average age for junior single-seaters, Campana hasn’t had a remarkably lengthy career in the class, graduating from karting in 2007. He’s spent three years in Italian F3 between 2009 and 2011, taking the series title on his third attempt. After graduating to Auto GP, Campana has amassed four race victories over two years, finishing sixth in 2012.
In addition to the Trident announcement, the GP2 Monza round will see yet another driver change at Monza, with Jon Lancaster taking over for Robin Frijns at Hilmer.