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King targets GP2 title with Racing Engineering

Jordan King says he only has eyes on challenging for the GP2 Series championship this year after remaining with Racing Engineering for 2016
Jordan King says he only has eyes on challenging for the GP2 Series championship this year after remaining with Racing Engineering for 2016.

The British 21-year-old, who is also Manor F1's development driver, enjoyed a solid rookie campaign in GP2 last year but struggled to consistently finish in the points and ended the season 12th in the drivers' championship, despite the highlight of finishing runner-up in the sprint race at Spa.

King, son of former Sainsbury's CEO Justin King, says his decision to stay with Spanish squad Racing Engineering became a straightforward one after gelling well in 2015 and is targeting the GP2 championship title to provide him with the best opportunity to break into F1.

"I finished the year on a high after just winning the FIA institute and performing well on the last couple of weekends I went into the end of year testing with Racing Engineering confident and it gave us a lot of time to run through everything we needed to,” King said. “So for that reason it felt right to stay with the team as I have built up a good relationship with the guys.

“I think keeping continuity is worth a lot in any junior championship especially in a year in which I will be going for the championship and I know the team will be fully behind me to make that happen and will put out all the stops to give it their best shot."

Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, President of Racing Engineering added: “Jordan has the talent and the work ethic to go for the championship this season. Let's continue what we started last year and get the results we are all expecting."

Tagged as: manor , racing engineering , GP2 , King

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