USA: Wickens to compete in Race of Champions

Robert Wickens will compete in Paris as part of ROC HAMILTON, ONTARIO Cameron Motorsports lead driver Robert Wickens has announced he has received an invitation to compete in Paris, France on Dec 3, 2005 as part of the Race of Champions....

Robert Wickens will compete in Paris as part of ROC

HAMILTON, ONTARIO Cameron Motorsports lead driver Robert Wickens has announced he has received an invitation to compete in Paris, France on Dec 3, 2005 as part of the Race of Champions. "This is an unbelievable opportunity for me," Wickens said. "This is one of the biggest motorsport events in the world, and I can wait to get to Paris."

Only four drivers have been invited to compete in Paris, of which Wickens is not only the youngest, but also the only one from North America. Three drivers in this talented quartet of youngsters claimed their first major title in Formula racing this past season by winning one of the four regional Formula BMW series. Nicholas Huelkenberg (18) took the title in the German Formula BMW ADAC Championship, while Dean Smith (17) won the UK Championship and Salman Al Khalifa (23) took top honours in Asia. Wickens (16) was in contention for the Formula BMW USA title right up to the season final and proved the most consistent driver of the season.

Wickens will compete in a support event for the Nation's Cup Race of Champions in Formula BMW's that will be brought up from the FBMW Driver Training Center in Valencia, Spain.

"I must thank Formula BMW for this opportunity. It would be great just to see the event, but to get a chance to compete in a FBMW there is just awesome," Wickens said after receiving the invitation to compete.

"The Race of Champions is an excellent platform for Formula BMW," says BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. "Four international Formula BMW talents will be representing their particular series in Paris. All four of them have another major appearance lined up for December: at the Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain they will be competing to win a Formula One test drive with the BMW Sauber F1 Team."

-www.cameronmotorsports.com

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Robert Wickens , Dean Smith , Mario Theissen
Teams Sauber