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MP Motorsport opts for Adrian Quaife-Hobbs

"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.




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Auto GP World Series champion Adrian Quaife Hobbs at the 2013 launch of his new GP2 Series team MP Motorsport. (Photo Credit: MP Motorsport PR)
Adrian Quaife Hobbs (GBR, Barwa Addax Team) during the second day of post-season testing at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday October 31 2012. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
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2015 GP2 Series Round 2 - Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Friday 8 May 2015. Daniel de Jog (NED, MP Motorsport) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
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2015 GP2 Series Round 4. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 21 June 2015. Rio Haryanto (INA, Campos Racing), Artem Markelov (RUS, RUSSIAN TIME), Nick Yelloly (GBR, Hilmer Motorsport), Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) and Nobuharu Matsushita (JPN, ART Grand Prix) battle for the lead at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP3 Series Round 2. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria. Sunday 21 June 2015. Ralph Boschung (SUI, Jenzer Motorsport) leads Marvin Kirchhofer (GER, ART Grand Prix), Sandy Stuvik (THA, Status Grand Prix), Jann Mardenborough, (GBR, Carlin) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Media Service
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2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix), with his team Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23 May 2015 Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix) leads at the start of race 2. Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 3 - Monte Carlo, Monaco. Saturday 23May 2015. Richie Stanaway (NZL, Status Grand Prix), with his team Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service. ref: Digital Image _SBL1134

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