GP2 racer Jolyon aims high with new team

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SOUTHWATER racing driver Jolyon Palmer has joined the iSport International team for his second season in GP2.

Following a promising rookie campaign with Arden Motorsport in 2011, and claimed his first podium in the Formula 1 feeder series during a one off drive for team Addax at the finals weekend in Abu Dhabi.

The 20-year-old has now been snapped up by iSport and has set his sights high.

“I learnt a lot with Arden last year and now I’m aiming for the top three in the championship,” he remarked iSport are a proven front-running team in GP2 and I have experience running with them in winter testing, so I am sure we will work well together to achieve this goal.

“The calendar this year is great and the prospect of racing in Malaysia and Singapore is extremely exciting. I must say thanks to my sponsors and also to iSport for showing faith in me. I know that I need to repay them with results this year if I am going to continue my progress towards my F1 goal.”

Paul Jackson, Team Principal of iSport, said: “Having tested with Jolyon twice now and watched his progress during 2011 up to his impressive podium in Abu Dhabi, we are delighted that he will be joining iSport for the coming season. With his rookie season under his belt, it is the right time for him to be looking for consistent podiums and regular points hauls that will put him in contention for the championship.

“Jolyon has shown a good work ethic and an ability to learn and apply the results of testing, so we expect to see the results of that bear fruit early on.”