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Super Nova reveals driver pairing

Super Nova has revealed the signing of Luca Filippi and Javier Villa for the 2009 GP2 Series campaign.

Filippi will return to the team having finishing fourth in the standings while with David Sears' outfit back in 2007.

Having endured a difficult 2008 season with ART, Filippi admitted he was glad to be back in familiar surroundings and said he was eager to build on his past results for the team.

“I am really pleased to be back at Supernova,” he said. “This is what I really wanted since the last test at Paul Ricard and since then we have been working really hard to finalise a deal. Now we have, I only want to better the 2007 year we had together.

“I can see the potential of the team and how hard they are all working to make 2009 great year and I couldn't wish for a better place to be this year.”

Villa meanwhile joined Supernova for the GP2 Asia Series campaign and will continue his relationship into the main season.

“After running with Supernova in the Asia series I am really pleased to be joining them for the main series so we can continue the progress we have made in Asia,” he said. “I am very happy with the way the team works and I am hoping for great things this year. The mechanics and engineers are also working very hard so I can only see a good outcome from this year.”

Having been linked to a number of drivers during the off-season, team boss Sears was pleased to confirm his partnership for the season ahead.

“We are extremely pleased to announce both our drivers for the GP2 2009 season,” he said. “It's fantastic that Javier Villa got to know the team in the Asia Series and is coming with us into the Main Series. We welcome Luca Filippi back, as he has had more success with our GP2 team than any other, when he was with us two years ago.”


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Javier Villa - Super Nova Racing [pic credit: GP2 Series]
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) during the first day of post-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on Thursday October 30 2012. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Max Chilton (GBR, Carlin) leads Esteban Gutierrez (MEX, Lotus GP) during the Saturday feature race 1 at Marina Bay in Singapore, with Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) being dropped off in the background. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) crashes during the Saturday feature race 1 at Marina Bay in Singapore. (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) (World Copyright: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his pole position (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his pole position (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his victory in the Monza feature race. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his victory in the Monza feature race. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni), Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Barwa Addax) and Marcus Ericcson (SWE, iSport) on the podium after the Monza feature race. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his Monza feature race victory on the podium, with Johnny Cecotto Jr. (VEN, Barwa Addax) in the background. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) celebrates his Monza feature race victory on the podium. (World Copyright: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
The Coloni team pose with their awards, including driver Kevin Ceccon (left) with his Silver Helmet award and Luca Filippi (second from right) with his Golden Helmet award. [Picture credit: Scuderia Coloni Press]
Giacomo Ricci (ITA, Super Nova Racing) during 2011 GP2 Testing. Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. Spain. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic.]
Luca Filippi (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) on track during the first day of testing at Jerez, Spain in September 2011. [World Copyright: Jed Leicester/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
2008 GP2 Testing Paul Ricard, France. 10th June 2008 Christian Bakkerud (DEN) Super Nova Racing [Photo Credit: Malcolm Griffiths GP2 Media Service]

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