USA: Canadian Hinchcliffe wins FBMW scholarship

TORONTO, ON. (January 22, 2004) 16 year-old Oakville, ON resident James Hinchcliffe recently completed the Formula BMW (FBMW) licensing program in Valencia, Spain. The program, which took place January 8-10th, brought 24 drivers from North America...

TORONTO, ON. (January 22, 2004) 16 year-old Oakville, ON resident James Hinchcliffe recently completed the Formula BMW (FBMW) licensing program in Valencia, Spain. The program, which took place January 8-10th, brought 24 drivers from North America to the legendary Formula One circuit in Spain to assess talent and skill level of North American drivers. The top six competitors in the program would then be awarded with a $40,000 scholarship towards competition in the FBMW series in North America in 2004.

With the scholarship announcement being delayed for over a week, the multi-time Canadian karting champion was forced to wait for news on the scholarship winners. "This is a dream come true for me and will be a great start in launching my formula car career. I am extremely excited for this opportunity and look forward to getting in the seat of my own Formula BMW machine." Hinchcliffe was informed of the news via e-mail on Tuesday evening and is eagerly awaiting the finalized schedule to see which different series that the FBMW program will run in conjunction with. Check online at www.jameshinchcliffe.com for more news on Hinchcliffe and his Formula BMW program as it becomes available in the weeks to come.

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