The GP2 teams will be travelling to Spain’s Jerez circuit for three days of testing starting on the 28th February.
The 4.428 Km Jerez circuit is located in the South of Spain near the city of Jerez de la Frontera and its tight, twisty nature makes it an ideal venue for testing and developing chassis set-ups. The headquarters of the Racing Engineering team is located at nearby Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
Joining the Racing Engineering team will be their new signing for the 2012 GP2 Series, the 22 year old Swiss driver Fabio Leimer, who proved such a sensation at the end of the 2011 GP2 season when he won the first race at the GP2 Final Meeting held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Following on from his dominant performance at both the Jerez and Barcelona testing, held at the end of 2011, Fabio must be considered one of the main contenders for the 2012 Championship.
Joining Fabio at Jerez will be Frenchman Nathanaël Berthon who also drove for Racing Engineering in the 2011 end-of-season tests where he quickly showed a very good turn of speed and was amongst the fastest runners.