Rene Binder says he is honoured to drive for Trident Racing in the upcoming GP2 season, as the Austrian driver gears up for his third full season in the series.

The 23-year-old will team up with Raffaele Marciello at the Italian team after racing for Larazus and Arden International in the previous two seasons. The Austrian is yet to make his mark on the series and enjoyed just two points-scoring finishes in 2014.

"I'm honoured for having been chosen by the team and I will try to reward their trust as hard as I can," Binder said. "I'm delighted to be part of the Trident GP2 team together with Raffaele Marciello, who is one of the world's quickest young drivers.

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"I merged with the team straight away and that was clearly demonstrated by the laptimes logged during the year-end test at Yas Marina. We have been off to a flying start together, but we are also aware of the hard challenges we will be facing."

Trident team principal Maruizio Salvadori has already set his sights on top five finishes for both his drivers, after his team finished sixth in the championship in 2014.

"I'm very satisfied with the team we have been able to put together for this season," Salvadori said. "Our goal will be to stay at the front of the field and both our drivers have what it takes to help achieve great results.

"We met Rene at the end of the 2014 season and we appreciated the efficiency of his driving style, which is clean and aggressive. The lap times set were extremely interesting."

The GP2 season commences in Bahrain on the 18-19 April.