GP2: De Jong returns for second season with MP Motorsport
30 January, 2014
Press Release: Daniël De Jong returns to the GP2 Series grid in 2014 for his second full season in the category with MP Motorsport.
Continuing the partnership which delivered two points-scoring results in 2013 (the first in Monaco and the second in Singapore), the 21-year-old Dutchman will be aiming to become a consistent top 10 finisher in his sophomore year in the Series.
With a full year of experience under its belt in GP2, Dutch squad MP Motorsport will likewise be focused on challenging for regular podiums.
“We’re really delighted Daniël will be racing with us in GP2 again this year. He learnt a lot last season and with a little more luck he could have had quite a few point finishes”, said MP Motorsport team principal Sander Dorsman. “Working with an experienced driver like Dani [Clos] during the second part of last year really did help to bring Daniël on, so we’re hopeful of a strong season from him.
“As a team, we were very happy to take a couple of podiums in our first year in GP2 and the aim has to be to increase that number in 2014. It’s an incredibly competitive championship, as we always knew it was going to be, but we know we now have the team in place to be strong contenders. We will be in a position to announce Daniël’s team-mate in due course.”
“It’s great to be back in GP2 Series again this year and I’m really confident we can have a strong season together”, said De Jong regarding his new MP Motorsport deal, “We had some good races last year, as well as some not so good ones, but the main thing was to learn as much as possible about the car, the way the tyres work and also the circuits. This year, we have to aim for points every weekend.”