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Takuya Izawa completes ART’s GP2 lineup

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Alastair Staley / LAT Photographic

Photo: Alastair Staley / LAT Photographic

Japanese racer Takuya Izawa will join Stoffel Vandoorne in GP2 squad ART Grand Prix’s lineup, as part of the team’s confirmed partnership with McLaren and Honda.

Izawa, 29, enjoyed a lengthy career in top-level Japanese championships, with several years in the local F3 championship, as well as Super GT and the Formula Nippon series (now known as Super Formula).

His biggest successes came in 2009, when he and his ex-F1 teammate Ralph Firman finished runner-up in the Super GT series, and 2012, when he took third in the Nippon standings.

“Staring this season, I am participating in the GP2 Series where the world?s top drivers compete hard and where a number of F1 drivers have been originated”, stated Izawa. “I am feeling emotions, which I never felt before. This will be a big challenge for me. However, understanding the importance of what comes beyond this challenge, I view it as a project where I definitely have to succeed. I am grateful for Honda for giving me this opportunity and for all people who supported me to this date. Please continue your warm support.”

2014 GP2 Series line-up so far
Team Drivers
Russian Time
Carlin Julian Leal
Racing Engineering
DAMS Jolyon Palmer Stephane Richelmi
ART Grand Prix Stoffel Vandoorne Takuya Izawa
Hilmer Motorsport Daniel Abt
Rapax Simon Trummer
Arden International Rene Binder Andre Negrao
Caterham Racing Alexander Rossi Rio Haryanto
MP Motorsport
Trident Racing
Campos Racing Arthur Pic