Matt Parry will have familiarity in his arsenal as he chases the 2016 GP3 Series title, having agreed terms to re-sign with the Koiranen GP squad that gave him his debut in the category this season.

The Welshman, who has enjoyed success at every step on the single-seater ladder, built on an impressive end-of-year test with Koiranen in 2014 to run at the front of the field in his maiden season in the F1 feeder series. Having only narrowly missed scoring points on his debut, he put that right second time around, and then found his way to the podium in round three, in front of a partisan Silverstone crowd at the British Grand Prix.

Further podium finishes followed in Hungary and Bahrain, but a mid-season run where Lady Luck deserted the #12 machine prevented Parry from challenging for more than an eventual eighth - out of 31 - in the overall standings. His results, however, were enough to help Koiranen to fourth in the teams’ championship, and his performances on track stood up well in comparison to the team’s veteran driver, Jimmy Eriksson, whom he frequently out-qualified.

Returning to the Koiranen line-up will now allow Parry to build on relationships within the team that stretch back beyond his initial GP3 test to a time when the Barcelona-based team ran him in occasional Formula Renault outings, and the Sport Wales ambassador hopes that familiarity will breed content in 2016.

“I can skip the part where driver and team have to get to know each other and get straight down to work,” the 21-year old, who again excelled in this month’s end-of-season test, explained, “GP3 lived up to my expectations as a very competitive series, but already knowing what each of us require should allow for a flying start once the 2016 campaign gets underway.

“Having completed the 2015 season, I am now familiar with all the circuits we race on, so that will also give me a head-start on what I hope will be a tilt at the championship title. We don’t know who else is returning from the 2015 season, but I can’t worry about that. I know what I am capable of with the Koiranen team, and we both look forward to turning that into race wins and a lot of points second time around.

“The championship title can be my only goal for 2016 and I am already looking forward to getting my head down and working towards that. Getting this deal sewn up so early means that we are already ahead of the field and I intend for it to stay that way.”

The 2016 GP3 Series – which enjoys extensive coverage on the Sky Sports F1 channel in the UK – is expected to kick off at Sochi Autodrom in Russia on 1 May, but the full schedule has yet to be confirmed. Parry will retain the backing of Sport Wales, as well as the patronage of both the MSA’s Team UK programme and the BRDC’s SuperStars scheme, all of which assist with his training and preparation.

With podium finishes already under his belt, the Welshman will start the 2016 season amongst the title favourites, and is offering bespoke sponsorship packages for companies looking to join him on his journey towards F1, ranging from simple race car advertisements through to a charged debenture in Matt Parry Promotions, with pre-set repayment terms based on future earnings.

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Article created by Craig Llewellyn.