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Malja replaces Visoiu for Bahrain round

Gustav Malja is called up to replace the injured Robert Visoiu for the Bahrain round of the 2015 GP2 Series.
Gustav Malja will get another GP2 Series outing for this weekend's penultimate round in Bahrain after being called up by the Rapax team to replace Robert Visoiu.

The Swede, who scored two podiums on the way to ninth overall in his first season of Formula Renault 3.5 Championship racing, made his GP2 debut with Trident earlier this year at Spa, but will race with Rapax for his latest outing.

Replacing Romanian racer Visoiu in the car, who is suffering from injury, Malja will be paired with race winner Sergey Sirotkin for the Bahrain race.

“We were sad to hear about the injury occurred to Robert and we wish him a prompt return on-track,” said team CEO Andrea Bergamini. “In the two final events of the season at Bahrain and Abu Dhabi we will have the chance to welcome a young rookie like Gustav Malja, who aims to consolidate his experience aboard the GP2 Series Dallara.

“Malja will rely on the support of both the team and his team-mate Sirotkin, as the Russian will be battling for third place in the driver classification. We will have 10 really challenging days and then, after the Abu Dhabi finale, we will start focusing on 2016.”


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2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo di Monza, Italy. Sunday 6 September 2015. Artem Markelov (RUS, RUSSIAN TIME) leads Robert Visoiu (ROM, Rapax) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (RUS, Rapax) crash. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Saturday 22 August 2015. Sergey Sirotkin (RUS, Rapax) leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) Oliver Rowland (GBR, MP Motorsport) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 6. Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Saturday 25 July 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS), and Sergey Sirotkin (RUS, Rapax) celebrate on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
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