Pertamina supports Rio to GP2

Monday, 08 Nov 2010

Jakarta – Rio's high achievement in GP3 series championship in 2010 was appreciated from Pertamina, his main sponsor. According to Vice President Corporate Communication Pertamina, Mochamad Harun, Rio deserved to be promoted to GP2.

“Based on Rio's achievement this year in GP3 (fifth ranking), he can go to GP2 straight, there is no reason why not,” said Harun.

Actually, before a racer can reach GP2, ideally they should race in GP3 for 2 years, however Rio's high achievement even he is only 17 years old, would be a benefit for him to reach Formula 1 early. By racing in GP2, it is only a matter of time for him to race with F1.

Pertamina give full support to Rio wherever he will race. “Rio is a national asset and able to proof he is the best racer. This is in line with Pertamina's international marketing strategy,” said Harun. (*)