Richard Bradley enjoys perfect debut season in single-seater racing.

09.12.2010: Formula BMW Pacific: Beaming winners and a happy champion. New Zealand's Earl Bamber was the latest driver to win the Formula BMW Pacific title in his first season in 2006. In 2010 Richard Bradley (GB), who lives in Singapore, achieved the same feat.

Formula BMW Pacific: Beaming winners and a happy champion.


New Zealand's Earl Bamber was the latest driver to win the Formula BMW Pacific title in his first season in 2006. In 2010 Richard Bradley (GB), who lives in Singapore, achieved the same feat. After 13 of the 15 races, the 19-year-old had already secured both the championship and the Rookie Cup.

In Okayama (JP), Bradley celebrated his seventh win of the season, which gave him an unassailable lead over Oscar Tunjo (CO) in the Drivers' Championship. The Eurasia Motorsport driver ended the season on 217 points, 76 ahead of his Columbian rival in second place.

Like their fellow drivers in Europe, entrants in the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific series were able to show off their skills on the most prominent stage in international motorsport: Formula One. The youngsters shared the bill with motorsport’s elite class at the “Sepang International Circuit” in Kuala Lumpur (MY) and Singapore's “Marina Bay Circuit”. Bradley drove his way into the list of winners on both occasions and added further victories in Guangdong (CN) and Okayama.

“I’m thrilled to have won the championship,” he said. “I think one of the reasons why I’ve been so consistent this year is because of age and maturity. I’m 19-year old and I can calculate these things better. It’s been a great year, I’ve really gelled with the team and it’s been a great learning process.”

The season finale of the Formula BMW Pacific series at the narrow “Guia Circuit” in Macau was also the final Formula BMW race in its old format. Formula BMW Pacific once again boasted a record starting field, with no less than 27 drivers lining up in the series. Carlos Sainz Junior (ES) was the final Formula BMW winner to be entered into the history books at the 6.117-kilometre circuit.


- Ingo Lehbrink-

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09.12.2010 / MaP

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