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Turvey gets iSport GP2 seat


Oliver TurveyOliver Turvey is to step up to GP2 next season with iSport.

Formula Renault 3.5 racer Turvey, who won the 2006 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award and currently lies fifth in the Renault championship for Carlin Motorsport, will race for frontrunning squad iSport in the forthcoming GP2 Asia Series, ahead of a full year in the main series next season.

iSport took Timo Glock to the 2007 GP2 title, and won three races with Giedo van der Garde this year.

Turvey tested for the team at the recent three-day Jerez GP2 test and set the seventh fastest time.

The 22-year-old's career is funded by the Racing Steps Foundation, which has also announced that it will continue to back fellow Britons James Calado and Jack Harvey. Formula Renault UK runner-up Calado will race in British F3 with top team Carlin, while Jack Harvey will complete a second season in the F1-supporting Formula BMW Europe series next year, with Fortec Motorsport.

RSF founder Graham Sharp said: "Both Oliver and James have consistently demonstrated their exceptional talent and I have no hesitation in extending RSF support to them in 2010.

"Again we have chosen top teams to partner in this initiative and we look forward to working with iSport in GP2."

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