"For team Rapax, the deal reached with Ricardo is also a great opportunity to do our part in developing a driver coming from Angola," continued Sovernigo. "Despite not having a long motor racing history behind, the country has been expressing a lot of passion in the recent years."
The first GP2 race weekend will coincide with the F1 Grand Prix of Malaysia at the Sepang International Circuit next weekend, beginning with practice on Friday morning on March 23.
British driver Jon Lancaster is expected to fill the remaining vacant seat at Ocean Racing Technology in Sepang after testing with the team at Barcelona, leaving only one race seat at Venezuela GP Lazarus still vacant for next weekend. Vittorio Ghirelli and Giancarlo Serenelli both tested for the squad in Spain earlier this month alongside confirmed lead driver Fabrizio Crestani.