"My best wishes go to Adrian, to Daniël De Jong - who will be back for the 2013 AutoGP races fitting into his GP2 schedule - and to MP Motorsport," Coloni added.
Prior to Auto GP, Quaife-Hobbs distinguished himself in various Formula Renault categories as well as Formula BMW UK and Formula Three Euroseries, since his karting début in 2004 led to early success in T Cars in 2005-6.
MP Motorsport itself began life in 1995 competing in the European and Benelux Formula Ford Championships. The team moved into Formula Renault 2.0 in 2003, and after a two-event taster in 2011 the team fully entered the Auto GP World Series Championship in 2012 and duly finished second in the team championship, with de Jong and Chris van der Drift as their drivers.
MP Motorsport will join the other 12 GP2 Series teams for the first pre-season test of 2013 scheduled for February 26-28 at Jerez in Spain.