Kevin CecconKevin Ceccon will drive for Scuderia Coloni in the Barcelona and Monaco GP2 rounds. So Paolo Coloni, the Italian team’s head manager, chose to bet on another Italian talent, remaining faithful to the same philosophy his team always followed in more than 30 years of motorsport history.

Ceccon is among Italy’s most interesting youngsters, boasting both speed and good race management despite his young age, skills that he confirmed also last week clinching a podium finish in the Auto GP debut weekend in Monza.

Furthermore, at 17 Kevin will be the younger driver in GP2′s history, the previous record holder being Javier Villa, who was “already” 18 when he raced in the series for the first time.

Kevin will drive car #19, stepping in for Davide Rigon who in the meantime has started the medical rehabilitation process that will lead him to a full recovery after the fractures to tibia and fibula he suffered in Istanbul. It will take some time, but the whole Scuderia Coloni staff hopes that Davide will be back soon.

Paolo Coloni: “When we signed with Rigon we were happy that we were living a great chance to a talented italian driver, and on the same basis we were happy to give Kevin the chance of making GP2′s history, becoming the youngest driver to have ever raced in the series. With his good debut in Auto GP Ceccon already showed that he can handle such a situation, and he knows that there’s no pressure on him in this weekends, we know that Auto GP remains his main program. In GP2 he will just have to put miles under his belt, get to know the car and two important tracks as Barcelona and Monaco, gaining useful experience; then, if he will surprise us adapting quickly to the car, we’ll be even happier.

If on one side we’re happy for Kevin, on the other we keep waiting good news from Davide. We are not giving up on having him back with us before the end of the season, and we’ll follow his recovery very closely.”

Kevin Ceccon: “These are really amazing days for me, passing from the Auto GP podium on my debut weekend to this news leaves me pretty speechless. T thinking to Barcelona, and then Monaco with F1 and all that people on the grandstands, I’m really excited. I want to say thanks to Paolo Coloni and the whole Scuderia Coloni staff, and to all those people who are making this possible supporting me. I will do my best, but I will still keep my right foot connected to my head.”