There’s a new-entry for the upcoming Valencia round of the Auto GP World Series. Estonian talent Sten Pentus has found an agreement with Vituosi UK and will join the Championship on the Spanish track, hoping to leave his mark straight out of the box.
So after bagging a win and a second place finish in Monza, bringing Pål Varhaug on top of the Series standings, the British team keeps the good news flowing as Pentus undoubtedly is a great addition to their line-up, bringing both pace and experience to the outfit managed by Andy Roche.
A 30 year-old from Tallin, Pentus comes from three very competitive seasons in the F.Renault 3.5 championship. A regular podium finisher there, Sten had his best season in 2010, when he was a challenger for the final win and eventually finished fourth with a tally of 2 wins, two podium finishes and one pole position.Pentus’ first contact with the Zytek powered Lola will take place on Thursday afternoon, as the Series is holding an half-day of official testing to give the teams more track time on the Ricardo Tormo circuit.Sten Pentus: “I’m very happy to be joining the Series in Valencia with Virtuosi UK. My aim was to take part in the championship with them from the opening round in Monza but it wasn’t possible, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend. Obviously, I know that it won’t be easy as my rivals already have one day of testing and one full race weekend under their belts, but luckily we’ll have three hours of testing in Valencia on Thursday, so I will try to make the most of those to get acquainted with the car. Usually I’m pretty quick in learning new cars, and judging from the performances boasted by Virtuosi UK in Monza our ride should be quick, so there are reasons to be confident. In any case, I’m not setting any goal: I will have an idea of what I can achieve after the Thursday testing but my aim is just to work as hard as I can and take the best out of the weekend”.