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Jan 16

Finnish driver Niko Kari will compete in the GP3 Series for a second full season, having completed a deal with MP Motorsport

Niko Kari switches to MP Motorsport for second full season in GP3

images/2018/GP3_Series/16-01-18_PB_Kari/540_kari_portret.jpgThe Dutch team will make its series debut in 2018 after taking over the DAMS team’s GP3 entry. Kari took his first win in GP3 last year. 

Kari joins MP Motorsport after a very successful post-season test at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit, where the Finn topped the timesheets on two of three days. Kari’s Abu Dhabi form led to talks from which a finalized contract with MP emerged.

“I’m extremely pleased to be joining MP Motorsport”, said Kari. “We worked together quite well at Abu Dhabi – in fact, our cooperation was so positive that I was really keen on joining the team. I’m happy that we managed to agree terms for my second season in GP3 and am really hoping for a repeat of our test form in the series!”

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“It’s so good to see Niko join our team after we showed such good form in the GP3 test at Abu Dhabi”, said Sander Dorsman, MP Motorsport’s team manager. “I’m confident we can build on that performance going into our debut season and help Niko gain more wins in GP3.”

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Kari finished 10th in last year’s GP3 Series, capping the season with a win in race 1 at Abu Dhabi. He managed a further podium earlier in the season, taking third place in race 2 at Silverstone.

Having taken the SMP NEZ F4 title in 2015, his debut season in single-seaters, Kari moved up to FIA F3 in 2016, taking a win and five podiums. Meanwhile, he made his GP3 debut at Spa in 2016, filling in for Ralph Boschung for two races.

source: mpmotorsport.com

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