Kari stays in GP3, switches to MP Motorsport
17 January 2018 – Niko Kari will continue in the GP3 Series this year, having switched from Arden to category newcomers MP Motorsport.
Formula 2/GP2 squad MP Motorsport has expanded into GP3, taking over DAMS' entry, and fielded Kari during post-season running in Abu Dhabi.
Kari, who took a single win en route to 10th in last year's standings, has netted a seat at the operation, becoming its first signing for 2018.
"I'm extremely pleased to be joining MP Motorsport", said the Finn, who was dropped by Red Bull's junior scheme.
"We worked together quite well at Abu Dhabi – in fact, our cooperation was so positive that I was really keen on joining the team.
"I'm happy that we managed to agree terms for my second season in GP3 and I'm really hoping for a repeat of our test form in the series."