USA: Philip Major enters World Finals

Major takes 'AIM' at Formula BMW World Finals in Valencia Ottawa's Philip Major anxious to compete in Spain OTTAWA, ONTARIO The 2006 Formula BMW USA season has been completed, but that doesn't mean that Ottawa's Philip Major...

Major takes 'AIM' at Formula BMW World Finals in Valencia
Ottawa's Philip Major anxious to compete in Spain

OTTAWA, ONTARIO The 2006 Formula BMW USA season has been completed, but that doesn't mean that Ottawa's Philip Major has finished racing for this year. In fact, the teenager has the biggest race of his career on November 24-26, as the top drivers from around the world will converge on the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, located in Valencia, Spain to contest the DELL Formula BMW World Final 2006.

"I am very excited about going to Valencia to compete in the World Finals," the Ottawa youngster said. "It pits the best Formula BMW drivers in the world against each other to see who the best is." Major added. There is also a huge prize offered to the winner of the World Finals a Formula One test drive with the BMW Sauber F1 Team. "Just the thought of getting the chance to drive a BMW Sauber Formula 1 car keeps me awake at night," an excited Major said of the prize for winning the World Finals.

To help Major achieve his goal, the Ottawa driver is heading to Valencia with a new team. Major has joined the potent AIM Autosport team for the World Finals, where he will partner Formula BMW USA Rookie of the Year, Daniel Morad. "I have tested with the AIM team, and there was chemistry there right away, not only with the team, but with my teammate Dan [Morad] as well," Major said. "That test convinced us that our best opportunity was to join AIM Autosport for the World Finals."

Keith Willis of AIM Autosport was impressed with the performance by Major during the test. "We are very excited to have Philip join us," Willis said. "He did a very good job in the test, and I am looking forward to working with him."

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Phillip Major , Daniel Morad
Teams Sauber