British driver Jordan King has secured a drive with Spanish team Racing Engineering the upcoming GP2 series.

The 20-year-old thoroughly impressed during his first outing in a GP2 car while testing at Abu Dhabi in November and said he was spoke to a number of teams over the winter before making the decision to go with Racing Engineering.

"There were a lot of factors to take into consideration and I did a lot of research and thinking before reaching a conclusion," King said. "As a rookie entering a new championship, it's very important to go with an established and experienced team, Racing Engineering ticks all the boxes."

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The young driver will make his debut in GP2 after spending two seasons in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, notching up five podium finishes last year and finishing seventh in the drivers' standings. King was also crowned the British Formula Three champion in 2013.

Racing Engineering has competed in GP2 since 2005 and helped Fabio Leimer to win the drivers' championship in 2013 and Giorgio Pantano in 2008.

"They have a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise and all the necessary resources at their disposal, and they understand how to get the best out of young drivers - which is just what I need at such a crucial stage of my career. They clearly have exceptional credentials and a winning pedigree."

"It's an ultra-professional team whose sole focus is on GP2, whereas a lot of other teams compete in several different championships and in my view, this single-minded approach can only be beneficial," King added.

"Of course, the standard in GP2 is so high that all the teams on the grid do a fantastic job, but Racing Engineering has been a consistently strong force every year and I'm confident they will give me a good car weekend-in, weekend-out."

President of Racing Engineering Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon says he's delighted to secure King to his team and is confident the young driver can learn quickly in his rookie year.

"We have been following Jordan's career path for some time now and what really convinced us was his professional approach to racing, both on and off the track," de Orleans-Borbon said. "I have rarely seen a driver so determined and hard working to make his dream of making it to F1 come true.

"2015 will be Jordan's rookie season in GP2 and though there are many things to learn before the first race in Bahrain, we have high hopes he will advance rapidly. We are sure it will be a pleasure to work with such a professional, mature and dedicated driver."