GP2 Series organizers have announced a three-round calendar for the upcoming GP2 Asia championship.
The series, which last year consisted of eight races, will again take place in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, but this time with just one round at the Yas Marina circuit. All 26 teams competing in the championship will get their first taste of the new car on Pirelli tires during preseason tests in Abu Dhabi in February.
"It is true that this season's calendar is particularly short due to the fact that we have a new car to deliver to our teams," said GP2 boss Bruno Michel. "It will be the first time that we use the same car for both GP2 Asia and GP2 Series, and it will definitely be an exciting new season: not only will we have a new car, new tires, new drivers, but also two new teams with Carlin and Team Air Asia joining us.
"Since the beginning of the GP2 Asia Series, we have seen great races and I am confident that this coming season will provide us with the same quality show. It will be exciting for everyone to see how quickly teams and drivers will adapt to the new car and tires!"
2011 GP2 Asia Series
Feb. 11-12 Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit
Feb. 18-19 Bahrain - Sakhir
Mar. 12-13 Bahrain - Sakhir