Bumper entry for Formula BMW Pacific in Singapore.
Bumper entry for Formula BMW Pacific in Singapore.
Rounds 12 and 13, Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore, September 26-28.
The upcoming rounds of Formula BMW Pacific may well be the series’ most competitive to date as the drivers battle with their counterparts from Europe, making for both a large and internationally-inclusive entry. The series welcomes a number of exciting new drivers and teams for the two rounds, which are official support races to the most talked-about race of the season – the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
For many of the drivers, racing on the 5.067 km Marina Bay Circuit will be their first experience of a street circuit – a good challenge before the season finale at the famous Guia circuit during November’s Macau Grand Prix.
In all, 18 drivers will contest the two rounds in Singapore, including guest drivers Ollie Millroy (18/GBR), a Formula BMW Europe Junior driver, Marco Sorensen (18/DEN), and Asad Rahman of the United Arab Emirates (17), all racing with Motaworld Racing, a team making its Asian debut. Motaworld Racing will contest the final three rounds of Formula BMW Pacific in Singapore and Macau, as well as at the 2008 Formula 1™ Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai in October. Millroy and Rahman just finished contesting their first season in Formula BMW Europe.
Other guest drivers include the Indonesian duo of Rio (15) and Ryan Haryanto (15). The pair are entered by Pacific Racing, a team new to the series but no stranger to racing in the region. Team principal Ng Wai Leong is a former Formula Asia 2000 Champion and is highly respected in Asian karting circles.
Joining three series-registered Meritus drivers in Singapore will be Romanian Doru Sechelariu (16/Mahara). Sechelariu just completed his first season of Formula BMW Europe, finishing 15th overall after the series’ 16 rounds.
As the Formula BMW Pacific ranks are swelled by the addition of European drivers, as well as by newcomers from the region as the impressive calendar attracts more entries, Asian drivers are getting a taste of European circuits. Taking advantage of the global reach of Formula BMW recently were Formula BMW Juniors Simon Moss (17/RSA/Mahara) and Marlon Stöckinger (17/PHI/Eurasia Motorsport,) who joined Formula BMW Europe for the two rounds at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium on September 6-7.
The opportunity to compete on a European circuit was an important experience for the young drivers, who joined reigning Asian series champion Malaysian Jazeman Jafaar, who contested the full Formula BMW Europe 2008 season with AM Holzer-Rennsport. In the Pacific championship, Moss leads the Rookie Cup and is currently third overall in the series.
Heading to Singapore, Ross Jamison (18/HKG/Meritus) leads the Driver Classification, holding a 22-point lead over Sean McDonagh (18/USA/Team E-Rain). Both in their second year with Formula BMW, the drivers have benefited from their added experience and during the last rounds at the Sentul International Circuit, each won a race. With just five races to go, Jamison will try to widen his lead in Singapore while McDonagh needs to find a way to close the gap if he is to clinch the title.
Currently fourth in the championship, Melvin Moh (20/MAS/Team Holzer PFX) heads into Singapore with confidence after a strong showing in Indonesia. There, the Malaysian had three out of four possible podium finishes, including his first win of the season in Round 10.
Looking to rebound from his experience at Sentul is Ryuichi Nara (20/JPN/E-Rain), who despite some ill luck on the track, is still fifth in the championship.
Formula BMW Junior Chris Wootton (19/AUS/Meritus) will try to build on his three podium finishes from Sentul. Having missed the first two rounds, Wootton needs to continue his recent success if he is to catch Moss, who leads him by 25 points.
Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports drivers will be aiming for some top results this weekend, as the 2008 Formula Asia 2.0 series continues at the Bira circuit in Thailand.
The Round 3 saw the ART Motorsports scoring the first double 2nd of the season, with Yoshitaka Kuroda and Rio Haryanto finishing on the podium. Rio Haryanto took his first victory in Asia Driver Cup at weiter >>
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Round 11 Results Formula BMW Asia Pacific
Formula BMW Pacific points leader Ross Jamison (18/HKG/Meritus) put in a faultless performance to take Round 11, holding off determined Formula BMW Junior C weiter >>
Ross Jamison (18/HKG/Meritus) strengthened his position at the top of the championship leaderboard today by taking victory in Round 9 of Formula BMW Pacific at the Sentul International Circuit. Jamison’s Meritus team mate, Formula BMW Junior Chris Wootton weiter >>
Sean McDonagh (18/USA/Team E-Rain) recorded his second Formula BMW Pacific win today, taking victory in the 15-lap Round 8 at Indonesia’s Sentul International Circuit. In a perfect lights-to-flag run, McDonagh converted his pole position into an emphatic w weiter >>
Team E-Rain’s Sean McDonagh (19/USA) continued the superb form he showed during practice this week to take pole position for Rounds 8 and 9 of Formula BMW Pacific at Indonesia’s 3.960km Sentul International Circuit today.
Lining up alongside McDonagh for the start of both races will be overall points-leader Ross Jamison of weiter >>
Preview - Rounds 8-11, Sentul International Circuit, Indonesia, July 18-20.
As Formula BMW Pacific embarks on the second half of the 2008 season, Indonesia’s 3.960km Sentul International Circuit represents a new testing ground for the region’s fledgling talent. With the first seven rounds run on Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, albeit on both the Grand Prix weiter >>
Formula BMW Pacific has announced the final round of the 2008 season will be run as part of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix from November 13 to 16, giving the region’s finest junior single seater racers a unique opportunity to tackle the legendary Guia street circuit.
In what will be an exciting opportunity to showcase the successful entry-level formula, the Formula BMW weiter >>
Round 7 Results.
Ryuichi Nara (19/JPN/Team E-Rain) notched up his second Formula BMW Pacific win in as many races today, when he took victory in Round 7. The Japanese ace was joined on the podium by two Formula BMW Junior drivers; Marlon Stöckinger of the Philippines (17/Eurasia Motorsport), and Australia’s Chris Wootton (19/Meritus).
For both Juniors, thi weiter >>
Formula BMW Junior Simon Moss (RSA/16/Mahara) strengthened his championship lead by taking victory in Round 3, his second win in three races, while pole-sitter Malaysia’s Melvin Moh (19/Team Holzer PFX) held off ferocious attacks from a determined Ryuichi Nara (JPN/19/Team E-Rain) to record weiter >>
Rounds 3 and 4 Qualifying.
Melvin Moh (19) gave Malaysia and his Petronas-backed Team Holzer PFX their first pole position of the season by setting the fastest time in qualifying for Round 3 of Formula BMW Pacific to be held tomorrow (Friday).
Currently 6th in the Driver Classification, the experience he gained competing in the Barcelona round of For weiter >>
Preview - Rounds 3-7, Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, May 15-18.
The quest to find the finest young single seater racer in Asia Pacific continues this month, with the next five races of the Formula BMW Pacific season held on two different configurations of weiter >>
Formula BMW Junior Simon Moss (16/RSA/Mahara) took an emphatic win today in Round 2 of Formula BMW Pacific at the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Moss crossed the line ahead of winner of Round 1, Ross Jamison (HKG/18/Meritus) with a margin of just under a second. Team E-Rain’s Sean Mc weiter >>
March 23. 2008 Sepang, Malaysia
As most readers might know by now, Gabby's first race at the Sepang F1 Circuit was haunted by electrical gremlins, basically stopping his FBMW success temporarily. The crew worked diligently last night in conjunction with the weiter >>
Hong Kong’s Ross Jamison (17/Meritus) beat both the elements and his fellow drivers to take his first Formula BMW victory today in the opening round of Formula BMW Pacific at the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Second across the line, after the race which was shortened to eight laps d weiter >>
First race, rain, electrical failure and a good push to finish his first Formula BMW Pacific race - this summons up what Gabby Chaves experienced today in the afternoon.
After the big question what tires to select, and having them changed twice at pre-gridding, f weiter >>
Having been for the third time on this fabulous Formula One track, Gabby Chaves showed that he is a definite force to reckon with. Atlantic Racing Team prepped the car as always with diligence and it paid off.
Qualifying was only a 20 minute on-track event, counting for both races this weekend, therefore speedy lapping was on the day's first priority. Unfortunately and t weiter >>
Kuala Lumpur - 20.March, 2008
Today's first open practice in the Formula BMW Pacific Series, being a support event for the second round of the Formula One event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was a pleasant surprise for one of the youngest participants in this important development series. Gabby Chaves was right out of the pitlane one of the quicker drivers. After the weiter >>
Japanese newcomer Ryuichi Nara (19/Team E-Rain) and Formula BMW Junior Simon Moss (16/RSA/Mahara) took a pole apiece for Rounds 1 and 2 of Formula BMW Pacific, which gets underway this weekend as an official support race to the Formula One Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.
It was a good star weiter >>
Formula BMW Pacific
The field for the newly-titled Formula BMW Pacific more than lives up to its name with the most internationally-diverse grid so far. Drivers from no fewer than ten nations will line up for the start of the 17-round, 2008 season this weekend at the 2008 Formula 1™ Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix.
The three Formula BMW Juniors, each weiter >>
Atlantic Racing Team of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada will once again spread its wings, announcing the participation in the Formula BMW Pacific Series with Gabby Chaves of Bogota, Colombia.
Gabby, as one of the youngest drivers in the FBMW Pacific series, participated until recently in the Skip Barber Racing School Regional Series. He has been known there as a strong front weiter >>
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course host Rounds 5/6
2008 Formula BMW Americas confirmed today the four young men who will receive BMW Junior scholarships for the 2008 season. They are Ricardo Favoretto, 19, of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mikael Grenier, 15, of Quebec, Canada; Alexandre Ruiz, 16, of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Gianmarco Raimondo, 17, of St. Catherine, Ontario, Canada.
Gianmarco at Formula BMW course in Valencia, Spain
Formula BMW Americas today confirmed the Junior drivers to be awarded scholarships for the 2008 season. We are pleased to announce that seventeen year old Gianmarco has weiter >>
DAMS S.A.S. and Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsport Ltd. are pleased to announce their cooperative joint venture with Pacific Rim Racing Limited by offering premier racing experiences in the Formula BMW Pacific Series, and Formula BMW scholarship training and testing services in Asia.
DAMS is seeking to develop weiter >>
Jacques Laffite discussing with Jazeman Jafaar at Shanghai F1 GP 2007 - photo Agnes Carlier
CIMB TEAM QI-MERITUS is pleased to announce that the appeals lodged with FASC against the decisions of the stewards at Zhuhai on 4 November, 2007 weiter >>
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Formula BMW Pacific Scholarship Trials.
Nineteen-year-old Australian Chris Wootton, Filipino-Swiss karter Marlon Stöckinger, 16, and South African Simon Moss, also 16, have each earned a Formula BMW Pacific scholarship following exhaustive trials held at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit from December 13 to 16. The trio earn the title of Formula BMW Juniors, weiter >>
Formula BMW Pacific
Asia Pacific’s premier entry-level single seater series has been renamed Formula BMW Pacific in recognition of its increasing popularity across the world’s most dynamic region.
Asia Pacific is witnessing extraordinary growth in the popularity of motorsport, with the addition of Singapore to the 2008 FIA Formula One World Champions weiter >>
Youngsters gear up for chance of a lifetime.
Twenty six fledgling racers, all aged between 16 and 21, are preparing to do battle this week to earn one of the three coveted scholarships on offer from BMW Motorsport. The scholarships include a cash contribution of 50,000 Euro (approximately 70,000 USD) towards a season in the region’s most professional and p weiter >>
Formula BMW World Final Valencia, Spain
Having joined Raikkonen Robertson Racing for the Formula BMW in Valencia, Spain, Australian youngster Sam Abay took no time making an immediate impression when the cars hit the track for the first time during Friday¹s practice sessions. Against the favoured German weiter >>
Formel BMW Weltfinale, Valencia / ESP (23. - 25. November 2007)
Mit Platz drei beendete der Leimener Jens Klingmann das hochwertig besetzte Formel BMW Weltfinale im spanischen Valencia. Damit beendete er eine grandiose Aufholjagd von Platz elf aus.
Als diesjähriger Meister weiter >>
Formula BMW World Final 2007
Philipp Eng (AUT) of Team Mücke Motorsport is the winner of the third Formula BMW World Final. At Valencia’s "Circuit de la Comunitat", the 17-year-old celebrated a dominant start to finish victory. His team-mate, Josef Král (CZE), crossed the line in second, but was later disqualified due to a technical infringement.
Bec weiter >>
Formel BMW Weltfinale 2007
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Philipp Eng (AUT) vom Team Mücke Motorsport hat das dritte Formel BMW Weltfinale gewonnen. Auf dem „Circuit de la Comunitat" feierte der 17-Jährige einen un weiter >>
– Philipp Eng gewinnt vor Josef Kral -
Foto vor Kral Disqualifikation
FORMEL BMW WELTFINALE
Riesenjubel am Sonntagnachmittag (25. November) beim ASL-Team Mücke Motorsport aus Berlin-Altglienicke: Der Rennstall aus der deutschen Hauptstadt feiert weiter >>
1. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport 22 28:38.290 22 Laps
2. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport 22 28:42.068 3.7
3. 26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 22 28:47.518 9.2
4. 12 Jens Klingmann GER Eifelland Racing 22 28:52.350 14.0
5. 31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing 22 28:56.849 18.5
6. 14 Sebastián Saavedra COL Eifellan weiter >>
Formel BMW Weltfinale 2007
Mit dem Sieg im fünften von sechs Zwischenläufen auf dem „Circuit de la Comunitat" hat sich Philipp Eng (AUT) vom Team Mücke Motorsport am Vormittag die Poleposition für das Formel BMW Weltfinale gesichert.
In Heat 5 verwies der 17-Jährige Adrien Tamba weiter >>
1. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport
2. 15 Daniel Morad CAN Eurointernational
3. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport
4. 31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing
5. 26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing
6. 25 Kevin Mirocha GER Josef Kaufmann Racing
7. 9 Carlos Huertas COL Double R Racing
8. 14 Sebastián Saavedra weiter >>
1. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport 2
2. 15 Daniel Morad CAN Eurointernational 3
3. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport 6
4. 31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing 12
5. 25 Kevin Mirocha GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 13
26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 13
7. 14 Sebastián Saavedra COL Eifelland Racing 15
9 Ca weiter >>
1. 12 Jens Klingmann GER Eifelland Racing 15 19:33.555 15 Laps
2. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport 15 19:37.131 3.5
3. 15 Daniel Morad CAN Eurointernational 15 19:37.564 4.0
4. 31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing 15 19:43.113 9.5
5. 25 Kevin Mirocha GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 19:43.846 10.2
6. 32 Pedro Bianchini BRA Mucke-Motor weiter >>
1. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport 15 19:36.075 15 Laps
2. 17 Adrien Tambay FRA Eurointernational 15 19:45.056 8.9
3. 18 Henry Arundel GBR Fortec Motorsport 15 19:49.090 13.0
4. 7 Esteban Gutierrez MEX Team Autotecnica 15 19:49.690 13.6
5. 26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 19:50.839 14.7
6. 14 Sebastián Saavedra COL Ei weiter >>
... nach vier von sechs Heats im Formel BMW Weltfinale auf den Plätzen zwei und drei weiter vorn mit dabei
FORMEL BMW WELTFINALE
Das ASL-Team Mücke Motorsport aus Berlin-Altglienicke ist auch nach dem zweiten Tag des Formel BMW Weltfinales im spanischen Valencia weiter vorn mit von der Partie. Hinter dem Kanadier Daniel Morad – der diesjährig weiter >>
Formel BMW Weltfinale 2007
Nach vier von sechs Zwischenläufen führt Daniel Morad (CAN) die Punktetabelle an, die über die Startaufstellung für das Formel BMW Weltfinale entscheidet. Der amtierende Meister der Formula BMW USA gewann sowohl den zweiten als auch den dritten so genannten Heat auf dem „Circuit de la Comunitat" von Valencia (ESP).
Sein engster V weiter >>
1. 15 Daniel Morad CAN Eurointernational 0
2. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport 2
3. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport 4
4. 9 Carlos Huertas COL Double R Racing 8
31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing 8
26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 8
25 Kevin Mirocha GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 8
8. 5 Niall Quinn IRL weiter >>
1. 12 Jens Klingmann GER Eifelland Racing 15 19:36.993 15 Laps
2. 34 Josef Kral CZE Mucke-Motorsport 15 19:38.165 1.1
3. 9 Carlos Huertas COL Double R Racing 15 19:41.662 4.6
4. 31 Jonathan Legris GBR Motaworld Racing 15 19:48.759 11.7
5. 7 Esteban Gutierrez MEX Team Autotecnica 15 19:49.184 12.1
6. 5 Niall Quinn IRL AM Holzer Rennspor weiter >>
1. 15 Daniel Morad CAN Eurointernational 15 19:33.698 15 Laps
2. 33 Philipp Eng AUT Mucke-Motorsport 15 19:34.379 0.6
3. 26 Marco Wittmann GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 19:42.882 9.1
4. 25 Kevin Mirocha GER Josef Kaufmann Racing 15 19:46.570 12.8
5. 10 Daniel Campos SPA Eifelland Racing 15 19:48.143 14.4
6. 14 Sebastián Saavedra COL Eif weiter >>