Former Manor development driver Jordan King will switch from Racing Engineering to MP Motorsport for a third season in GP2 in 2017.

King, 22, will partner former Red Bull junior Sergio Sette Camara at Dutch outfit MP Motorsport.

The Brit made his GP2 debut in 2015 for Racing Engineering and continued with the Spanish outfit into 2016. On his way to seventh overall last year, he took five podiums including two sprint race victories in Austria and Britain.

The 2013 British Formula 3 champion has enjoyed previous success with the team when he finished second Formula Renault 2.0 in the NEC category in 2012.

“I’m really looking forward to racing with MP Motorsport for the 2017 season,” King said. “I’ve known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of karting, so in a way, it’s a bit of a homecoming for me.

“One of the biggest reasons for me to join them was the level of trust that comes with such a longstanding relationship. Working with the team at the test was also a key factor in my decision.

“There is a great working relationship there with everyone in the team always working hard for you, but with a smile on their faces. I know they will always do the best job they possibly can.

“Coming into my third year I’ve never been in a better place physically and mentally and I’m aiming to improve on my strong season last year.”

After four seasons in the sport, the team have just one victory to their name courtesy of Marco Sorensen in Russia in 2014. Last season marked their most successful year ever, with seventh in the championship.

King becomes the 11th officially confirmed driver for the GP2 season which begins on the April 14 in Bahrain.

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