Matt Parry GP3

Matt Parry signs with Koiranen as 2016 GP3 dates released

Matt wants more silverware in 2016!

Matt wants more SilverwareaMatt in GP3 2015Matt Parry has agreed terms to re-sign with the Korianen GP squad for the 2016 GP3 Series! Koiranen GP gave him his debut in the category in 2015 when he finished in 8th place overall, the best of the 3 Welsh drivers in the series, after a series of podium places. Returning to the Koiranen line-up will now allow Parry to build on relationships within the team, especially as this will be the first year for GP3/16 car – the third generation car!

“I can skip the part where driver and team have to get to know each other and get straight down to work,” the 21-year old, who again excelled in this month’s end-of-season test, explained,“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. 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 2016 GP3 Series – which enjoys extensive coverage on the Sky Sports F1 channel in the UK – is expected to kick off at Sochi Autodrom in Russia on 1 May, but the full schedule has yet to be confirmed. Parry will retain the backing of Sport Wales, as well as the patronage of both the MSA’s Team UK programme and the BRDC’s SuperStars scheme, all of which assist with his training and preparation.

With podium finishes already under his belt, the Welshman will start the 2016 season amongst the title favourites. The 2016 championship is over nine events alongside Formula One including a new venue for the Series with the addition of Sepang to the GP3 calendar which will provide yet another intriguing challenge. It promises to be another very exciting year, especially with the introduction of the third generation GP3 car.”

The Series enters into its seventh season and will once again commence at Barcelona on May 13-15. The following month will see a break in the calendar with the exception of a test session in Austria.  The teams will resume to action for the most frenetic period of the season with four race weekends in six weeks, starting on July 01-03 at Spielberg, which will be back-to-back with Silverstone on July 08-10. The paddock will reunite again at Budapest on July 22-24, whilst Hockenheim will return to the calendar one week later on July 29-31.
The teams will then enjoy a well-deserved summer break before arriving at Spa-Francorchamps for round six on August 26-28. Thereafter, Monza will follow for the third back-to-back event of the campaign on September 02-04.The GP3 Series will make its maiden visit to the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on September 30 – October 02 for the first of two flyaways. The season will once again draw to a close at the spectacular setting of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 25-27.
There will be seven pre-season test days held in Estoril, Valencia and Barcelona with a further two day test session in Austria after round one.
2016 GP3 Series Calendar
Date
Venue
 
22-24 March
Estoril, Portugal
Test
07-08 April
Valencia, Spain
Test
20-21 April
Barcelona, Spain
Test
 
 
 
13-15 May
Barcelona, Spain
Race
07-08 June
Spielberg, Austria
Test
01-03 July
Spielberg, Austria
Race
08-10 July
Silverstone, Great-Britain
Race
22-24 July
Budapest, Hungary
Race
29-31 July
Hockenheim, Germany
Race
26-28 August
Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
Race
02-04 September
Monza, Italy
Race
30 Sep – 02 October
Sepang, Malaysia
Race
27-29 November
Yas Marina, UAE
Race

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N.B Seb Morris will annonuce his 2016 plans shortly

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