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Under starter’s orders for the 2014 season // Test events start mid-October // New championship format //Become a BMW Junior now


Munich (DE). Just two and a half weeks after the finale of the 2013 Formula BMW Talent Cup, BMW has sounded the starting signal for the 2014 training season. When the fourth season of the successful BMW programme, which promotes talented young racing drivers, gets underway in mid-October, it will feature a new championship format and numerous test events at European circuits, at which promising youngsters will be able to qualify for the Formula BMW Talent Cup.

The 2014 season of the Formula BMW Talent Cup once again sees BMW turn to its tried-and-tested education programme, which consists of extensive practical and theoretical training units, with which the talented young drivers are sustainably prepared for a career in professional motorsport. New this year is the championship format. Up to seven official races will be held at two international race events. Also new is the grading of the prize money. At the end of the season, a total prize purse of 150,000 Euros will be divided between the top three drivers.

Equally attractive for ambitious motorsport youngsters from around the world is the opportunity to become a BMW Junior. BMW Motorsport offers selected participants the opportunity to take part in a more advanced junior programme from the 2015 season. Right from the outset they will be accompanied by BMW on their way to a professional career in motorsport and will thus benefit from the BMW Motorsport network. There can be no better way to launch a career. The first of an extensive series of test events will take place mid-October. You can find all the dates, more information and the registration form for the tests in the attachment.

Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director: “Promoting talented youngsters has always been an integral part of the BMW Motorsport commitment. The Formula BMW Talent Cup, which is currently in its third year, plays a very important role at BMW Motorsport. It forms the bridge between karting and single-seater racing, and offers drivers a comprehensive, 360-degree training programme. This, in turn, allows them to make the transition into the demanding world of professional motorsport. Through the training offered within the Formula BMW Talent Cup, it is also our goal to ensure the participants are able to continue developing throughout their racing career. Many of them will be driving highly productive vehicles later on. However, what gives them a crucial advantage over the opposition is their mental strength, the knowledge of countless technical and tactical subtleties, and their degree of professionalism both on and off the track. All of these aspects form part of the training programme, which lays the foundations for the participants to enjoy a successful career in motorsport. The new championship format makes the Formula BMW Talent Cup even more attractive, and the opportunity to then become a BMW Junior is unique. I am already looking forward to the 2014 season of the Formula BMW Talent Cup.”

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