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Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain: 33 drivers from four series gunning for the title. Munich/Manama, 11th October 2005. The season's final rounds in the four international Formula BMW series are fast approaching, and preparations are in full ...

Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain: 33 drivers from four series gunning for the title.

Munich/Manama, 11th October 2005. The season's final rounds in the four international Formula BMW series are fast approaching, and preparations are in full swing for the Formula BMW World Final. Two months before the inaugural event the field of starters has been confirmed: from 13th to 16th December at the Bahrain International Circuit, 33 drivers from 15 nations will be vying for the honour of fastest Formula BMW driver in the world. Awaiting the winner is an invaluable prize: a test drive with the BMW run Formula One team.

BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen: "Top drivers from the four Formula BMW series are taking part in the Formula BMW World Final. I'm looking forward to some high-calibre and thrilling motor racing in Bahrain. To take the World Final title you've got to beat drivers from four continents. It's going to be a tough piece of work winning that Formula One test drive!"

The contestants, some of them no older than 16, will be pitting their skills in a number of preliminary heats before the final on 16th December. Along with the leaders in the Formula BMW ADAC Championship - Sébastien Buemi and Nicolas Huelkenberg - the Formula BMW Asia front-runner Salman Al Khalifa, as well as the top drivers in the Formula BMW UK Championship and Formula BMW USA, will also be competing in the World Final.

<pre> The following drivers have signed up for the event:

Driver                  Nation            Team
Al Fardan, Hamad        Bahrain           Bison Team Meritus
Al Khalifa, Salman      Bahrain           Team E-Rain
Antunes, Nathan         Australia         Motaworld Racing
Bird, Sam               UK                Fortec Motorsport
Boughey, Robert         Thailand          Bison Team Meritus
Buemi, Sébastien        Switzerland       ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Coletti, Stefano        Monaco            ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Curnow, Ross            UK                Nexa Racing
Davidson, James         USA               Bison Team Meritus
Dzikevic, Andzej        Lithuania         4speed Media GmbH
Ebrahim, Armaan         India             Team E-Rain
Glew, Philip            UK                Promatecme/Soper Sport
Hankey, Euan            UK                Nexa Racing
Harris, Matt            UK                Team SWR
Hegewald, Tobias        Germany           ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Herberts, Adrien        Canada            Atlantic Racing Team
Holzer, Marco           Germany           AM Holzer Motorsport GmbH
Howson, Matt            UK                Filsell Motorsport
Hülkenberg, Nicolas     Germany           Josef Kaufmann Racing
Johnson, Race           USA               Bison Team Meritus
Lee, Matt               USA               Autotecnica
Legris, Jonathan        UK                Mark Burdett Motorsport
Onidi, Fabio            Italy             ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Piscopo, Edoardo        Italy             Eurointernational
Schlegelmilch, Harald   Latvia            4speed Media GmbH
Sorlie, Stian           Norway            Fortec Motorsport
Stevens, Reed           USA               Bison Team Meritus
Summerton, Jonathan     USA               ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Turvey, Oliver          UK                Team SWR
Urbano, Joao            Portugal          ASL Team Mücke Motorsport
Wasem, Dominik          Germany           AM Holzer Rennsport GmbH
Wickens, Robert         Canada            Autotecnica
Wise, Jordan            UK                Motaworld Racing

Further information on the World Final at www.worldfinalbahrain.com

-bmw.de-

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