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DECEMBER 12, 2005

Fisichella - the empire grows

Fisichella Motor Sport is to join forces with Coloni Motorsport for an assault on the 2006 GP2 title. FMS International is to be the name of the new team which combines Fisichella Motor Sport and Coloni Motorsport.

"I am very excited about this team, a partnership that myself and the Coloni family wanted very much," said Fisichella. "I am sure we will carry on the excellent work FMS started last year in Italian F3000, with this new GP2 team. I am confident that the GP2 team will enable us to achieve important international goals!"

The team will be run by Paolo Coloni and Enrico Zanarini, the latter also being Fisichella's manager.

"Giancarlo and I go back a long way, to Italian F3 when we raced against each other," says Paolo Coloni. "When we were rivals I respected him both on and off the track. Today, I respect him just as much. He has many, many qualities as a driver and as a man, and I look forward to working with him and Enrico, and to what I am sure will be a bright future with them both in the GP2 series."

Fisichella Motor Sport will continue to run a team in the Italian F3000 series in partnership with Durango.