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