GP2 squads will be obliged by the FIA to compete in both the main and Asia series as part of the selection criteria for the 2011-'13 seasons
The current three-year cycle of entries ends this year, and applications are already being considered for the next three-year bracket. While most teams already contest both series, Malaysian squad Meritus has been unique in only competing in Asia, and Racing Engineering, which carried Giorgio Pantano to the 2008 GP2 title, has never competed in the Asia series. But GP2 boss Bruno Michel confirmed to AUTOSPORT that from next year onward that situation will change.
"Teams will have to do both series," Michel said. "We will select exactly the same teams for Asia and the main series. So the situation of Meritus, which was the only team to just do Asia, will not continue.
"But on the other hand, Meritus will be considered with the other applicants to see whether it will get an entry for Asia and the main series this year."