Ernesto Viso will get another two days on track at this week's GP2 Series group test at Jerez, running again with the Coloni team he joined for last month's outing at Paul Ricard.

The first acquaintance between the Venezuelan and his new Italian partner yielded eleventh place among the 28 drivers to take part over two days in France, and Viso will be hoping to build on that performance when he and Coloni join other new combinations in Spain on Wednesday and Thursday. Viso will again be partnered by new Italian F3000 champion Luca Filippi, as Coloni attempts to make progress through continuity.

"Jerez is a good track for this kind of testing, as we found when we tested an F3000 car there last year," Viso commented, "It has all kinds of corners, so it will be good to set the GP2 car up for that."

Despite agreeing to run a second test with Coloni, however, Viso remains undecided about which team he will run with next season, having spoken with British, French, Spanish and Italian teams.

"We have had conversations with various teams for 2006, and have some very good proposals," he revealed, "However, our desire is to ensure the best technical guarantees."

Viso will also be joined on track this week by fellow Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, who will get his first GP2 run with Durango after an interrupted season in the World Series by Renault. Gianmaria Bruni will provide a benchmark for Maldonado, who will be joined by other GP2 rookies at Jerez, including F?lix Porteiro (Campos Racing), Javier Villa (Racing Engineering), Maro Engel (DPR), Andreas Zuber and Alvaro Parente (both ART). Viso's former BCN team-mate, Hiroki Yoshimoto, will run with iSport, while Borja Garcia swaps Racing Engineering for BCN, and Jos? Mar?a L?pez runs with Racing Engineering.



Loading Comments...