GP2: Kimiya Sato completes Campos Racing 2014 line up

17 February, 2014

Formula 3 Euro Series Valencia (E)

Kimiya Sato

Press Release: The Japanese driver Kimiya Sato joins Campos Racing and completes the Spanish squad line-up for 2014. Sato, born in Hyogo in 1989, is one of the most promising racing drivers from the Land of the Rising Sun.

He started his career in Formula BMW, participating in different international series of the German manufacturer, and later took the step of racing in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship, being Vice-Champion on his debut.

For the next season, in 2010, Sato also took part in the Japanese F3 Championship, and the following year he debuted in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

He was able to finish 3rd in the German series in 2012 and finally, last year, he was Vice-Champion in Auto GP, claiming five wins and nine podiums, an excellent background to approach GP2 this season.

Adrián Campos, Team Principal of Campos Racing commented that “I am delighted to have Kimya with us this season. I do believe that he will make a leap forward in the quality, [despite having] an excellent record in previous categories.Without any shadow of a doubt we will do a great job with him. We shall give the maximum support to Kimiya, to get the targets which we all set out. I would like to thank Taki Inoue and Vincenzo Sospiri for the faith placed in us. I have known them for years, and they are experienced people. Campos Racing will honour the confidence vested in us”.

Sato said: “I’m very happy to be joining Campos Racing and to be entering the GP2 Championship with them this season. GP2 was always the logical next step for me after finishing 2nd in the Auto GP Championship last year and I am very pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement with a top team like Campos. They have a successful history in GP2 and the team is very professional and experienced and I know that they will give me the support I need to make a good impression this year. I’m really looking forward to working with Adrian and his team – already we have a very good feeling and I think it really helps to have a team boss who has been a successful driver himself and can better understand things from the drivers’ point of view. Right now I am training hard and really looking forward to visit [team] headquarters in Alzira, on Tuesday, and start our work plan before leaving for Abu Dhabi”.

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