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Newgarden Joins Carlin for GP3

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted April 12, 2010 at 10:12 am GP3, Signing

Josef Newgarden
(photo: www.gp3series.com)

Josef Newgarden can cross his name off my list of talented drivers without a ride for 2010.  The young American has just signed with Carlin for the 2010 GP3 season.

For the last week or so there was a rumor floating around that Newgarden had signed with the team following a successful test at Paul Ricard.  However, nothing was confirmed until this morning.

It’s great to see Carlin pick up both Dean Smith and Josef Newgarden heading into the GP3 season.  Both drivers have shown tremendous talent but have struggled to find the necessary funding for a good ride this year.  Those worries have dissipated with a signed contract- thanks to Trevor Carlin (Carlin Racing Director).

Newgarden, 19, finished 2nd in the 2009 MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain while driving for JTR.  He completed the season with 9 wins, 4 pole positions, 16 podiums and 20 top-five finishes.  GP3 will be a pretty big jump for Josef but I’m confident in his ability to adapt quickly, especially under the team guidance of Carlin.  I’m really looking forward to watching his progress and development in 2010.


One Comment

  1. Mark Boudreau on April 13, 2010 11:10 am

    This is great news. The GP3 series looks set to have a great 2010 and North America is well represented with 3 quality drivers in Rossi, Wickens and now Newgarden.

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