Gianmarco Raimondo Awarded Formula BMW Junior Scholarship
February 29, 2008 - St. Catharines, Ontario -- Formula BMW Americas today confirmed the Junior drivers to be awarded scholarships for the 2008 season. We are pleased to announce that seventeen year old Gianmarco has been selected and will participate in the program.
"We are really happy with the news" said an enthusiastic Gianmarco. "We are now working hard with Autotecnica to bring success to the team and being part of the Formula BMW Junior program will bring added benefit to our efforts to achieve winning results in 2008."
The primary objective of the Formula BMW Junior program is to back motor racing at the grass-roots level by offering drivers the comprehensive training they need. Internationally applied sporting and technical regulations ensure that all participants compete against each other with identical equipment and in a fair, competitive environment. That means nobody gains an advantage through financial or technical means, and that is the basis of an absolutely level playing field in the context of relatively limited budgets.
As a vital part of experienced racing teams, the young talents get accustomed to the atmosphere in a professional single-seater series. ( from Formula BMW Americas)
The St. Catharines, Ontario teen and Team Autotecnica will now continue with their testing program ahead of official testing for the series that will start April 4th at Virginia International Raceway.
Formula BMW Americas has also confirmed their schedule for this year and announced the venue for rounds 5 & 6 which will take place at the Mid Ohio Race Course on June 20-22.