Matt Parry has signed a deal to stay with Koiranen GP for a second consecutive season in the GP3 Series.

The 2013 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner graduated into GP3 this year, ending his rookie campaign eighth overall while picking up three rostrum results at Silverstone, Hungaroring and the Bahrain International Circuit.

The Welsh 21-year-old returns to Koiranen GP for 2016 and is aiming to challenge for the title from the solid foundations built up in his maiden campaign.

"I can skip the part where driver and team have to get to know each other and get straight down to work," Parry said. "GP3 lived up to my expectations as a very competitive series, but already knowing what each of us require should allow for a flying start once the 2016 campaign gets underway.

"Having completed the 2015 season, I am now familiar with all the circuits we race on, so that will also give me a head-start on what I hope will be a tilt at the championship title. We don't know who else is returning from the 2015 season, but I can't worry about that. I know what I am capable of with the Koiranen team, and we both look forward to turning that into race wins and a lot of points second time around.

"The championship title can be my only goal for 2016 and I am already looking forward to getting my head down and working towards that. Getting this deal sewn up so early means that we are already ahead of the field and I intend for it to stay that way."