BMW Asia champ given Williams test

Formula BMW Asia Champion Ho-Pin Tung will be given a test with the Williams F1 team this winter after winning the inaugural season of the series. "We have been watching Tung all season, and with ten wins in the series this year, we recognise his...

Formula BMW Asia Champion Ho-Pin Tung will be given a test with the Williams F1 team this winter after winning the inaugural season of the series. "We have been watching Tung all season, and with ten wins in the series this year, we recognise his potential," said Guido Stalmann, BMW Motorsport General Manager of Sponsorship and Business Relations.

David Sonenscher, Managing Director of series organiser Motorsport Asia Limited, added: "The fact that Tung has been given this opportunity, will show ambitious and talented young drivers that Formula BMW Asia provides an important and powerful launch to their careers."

"We have been watching Ho-Pin Tung carefully," said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. "He was the outstanding driver of the 2003 Asian Formula BMW series. In his Formula One test, he will be compared to other promising young drivers."

21 year old Chinese Tung was, naturally, delighted: "Nobody can imagine what this opportunity means to me," he said. "It's my lifetime dream come true, I can't be grateful enough. I'm now going to work hard, particularly on my physical fitness, to be well prepared for the test,"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung
Teams Williams