Wickens Returns to Team APEX for 2006, Wins in Paris (Terre Haute, Indiana) Team co-owner David Hunt is pleased to announce that Robert Wickens will return to Team APEX Racing USA for the 2006 season. The 16 year-old Wickens and Team APEX had an...
Wickens Returns to Team APEX for 2006, Wins in Paris
(Terre Haute, Indiana) Team co-owner David Hunt is pleased to announce that Robert Wickens will return to Team APEX Racing USA for the 2006 season. The 16 year-old Wickens and Team APEX had an incredible rookie season in 2005 finishing 3rd in both championship points and rookie points in the Formula BMW series. The season included stirring victories for the upstart team and its young Canadian driver at both the Canadian Grand Prix and the Grand Prix of Denver. Wickens was the only driver to record top ten finishes in all 14 Rounds of the '05 Formula BMW USA Championship.
"We are very excited about Robert's return to Team APEX USA for the 2006 Formula BMW season. As a veteran in the series, Robert will enable us to build on the momentum from last season and contend for the championship once again," said Hunt about signing Wickens. "We are equally excited to participate in the Formula BMW series for a second year. This is a great series. BMW offers us exceptional support and its the perfect vehicle to develop Robert's outstanding talent."
"I am thrilled to be returning to Team APEX next year," said Wickens. "We had such an awesome rookie season and I know things can only get better. We're legitimate championship contenders in '06. I can't wait to get the season started."
Wickens will have to wait a few months until the 2006 Formula BMW USA season kicks off in May at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Until then, Wickens has plenty to keep him busy. The young racing phenom won the Race of Champions Formula BMW Shoot-Out at the Stade de France in Paris on December 3rd and now heads to Bahrain for the Formula BMW Finals set to be contested December 13th-16th.
Team APEX Racing co-owners Jim Exline and David Hunt are working on expanding the team for 2006 and hope to announce further details in the near future.