I believe that the Goldring GR2 is designed and built by Rega. So flip a coin as far as the table goes. I would choose the Goldring table for the cartridge however.
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The Ortofon cart that comes with the P1 is just a "get you through the door and don't damage the records" type of cartridge. The Goldring 1012 GX is a seriously good cartridge that sells most places for around $300. Even at KAB USA it's $225. To me it's a no-brainer in favor of the Goldring. The cartridge alone is worth $200-250 more than the one in the P1.
12-08-08: ViridianWhile I can't speak for Viridian, I prefer this turntable anywhere near that price range.
The most important question if we are considering only the P1 and the GR-2 is price. Since I'm relatively certain the GR-2 is no longer in production your only resource for purchasing it will be the used market and they don't come up very often. That said, at the prices they usually command on the used market you won't be spending much more than you would for a new P1 and you'll be getting a table that is worth much more than the few extra dollars you would pay over the P1. If the GR-2 still has its original Goldring 1012 GX cartridge then you are set for quite a while.