Formula BMW Pacific unveils impressive five-country calendar.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The newly-named Formula BMW Pacific has unveiled arguably its strongest calendar to date, with the region's premier entry-level single seater series supporting no fewer than three rounds of the Formula One World Championship, and visiting five different countries over eight months.
Its sixth season, which includes 18 rounds run over six race meetings, gets underway in March when Formula BMW Pacific will be part of the celebrations of the 10th running of the Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.
Formula BMW Pacific will also continue to be part of the successful Asian Festival of Speed (AFOS) in 2008, with which it will travel to Southern China's Zhuhai International Circuit in April, return to Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit in May, and on to Indonesia's Sentul Circuit in July.
In September, the series will be part of Asian motorsport history at the new SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, the first modern-day Formula 1 Grand Prix in Asia to be held on a street circuit. The event will be run on the 5.05km street circuit in the centre of the vibrant city-state, and will also be one of three races on the 2008 Formula One calendar to be run anticlockwise.
For the first time in its history, Formula BMW Pacific will be part of the Japanese round of the Formula One World Championship this year, with the season grand finale an official support race to the Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix in October at Fuji Speedway.
For the field of the brightest fledgling racing stars in the Asia Pacific Region, and particularly for the four Formula BMW Junior scholarship drivers, competing at the three rounds of the Formula One World Championship will be particularly exciting, affording them a valuable opportunity to meet and interact with the BMW Sauber F1 Team and its drivers -- the dream of every young racer.