Archive | October, 2010


31 Oct

Formula BMW Pacific Championship 2010, Round 13 Race Report

Singapore, 31 October 2010 – RICHARD Bradley of Singapore clinched the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup titles after winning Round 13 at the Okayama International Circuit. Having led the championship right from the start, the 19-year-old Eurasia Motorsport driver never lost his hold on the lead and firmly sealed the 2010 season with one more race in Japan this weekend and the season finale at the 57th Macau Grand Prix in three weeks.

Bradley caught up to second place after starting in fourth place on the grid and went in hot pursuit of race leader Yuichi Nakayama, who qualified in pole position. Although Nakayama crossed the finish line first, the win was awarded to Bradley as Nakayama was faulted for a technical infringement.

Extending his lead to 62 points, Bradley convincingly clinched the championship as only 41 points are left on offer for the remainder of the season. Before this race, the only other driver in contention for both titles was Oscar Tunjo of Columbia.

“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m thrilled to have won the championship. Now there’s no pressure on me for the last two races and I can finally have a proper aggressive race without worrying about the consequences. Consistency was key throughout this season and I have the team to thank for this great learning process,” said a triumphant Bradley.

Bradley started his rookie single-seater season with a bang when he clinched back-to-back victories in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Formula BMW Pacific Championship which were held as support races to the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Thereafter he gained five more victories over the next four race meetings, winning the overall championship before the end of the season.

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Bradley Looking To Seal Championship Title In Japan This Weekend

27 Oct

Formula BMW Pacific Championship 2010, Rounds 13 & 14 Preview

Singapore, 27 October 2010 – WITH 55 points ahead of the next driver, Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup leader Richard Bradley of Singapore is looking to seal the championship title at the Okayama International Circuit this weekend, where Rounds 13 and 14 of the Formula BMW Pacific championship will be held in support of the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

As the series draws near to a close with only one more race after this weekend in Macau, Bradley’s sound lead puts him in a good position to win both titles in Japan as only one competitor of the 23-strong field is in contention.

“My usual pre-race preparations have gone well and I’m feeling great going into this weekend. My primary aim is to win the championship before Macau. I would love to be able to race there without having to worry about the championship,” said the 19-year-old Eurasia Motorsport driver.

Bradley started his rookie single-seater season with a bang when he clinched back-to-back victories in Rounds 1 and 2 of the Formula BMW Pacific Championship which were held as support races to the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Thereafter he gained four more victories over the next three race meetings, never once losing his hold on the championship lead.

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Richard Bradley Gains More Local Support From 9tro

18 Oct

For Immediate Release

Formula BMW Pacific Championship Leader Gains More Local Backing

Singapore, 18 October 2010 – Currently leading the Formula BMW Pacific Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup, Richard Bradley is pleased to announce an official collaboration with local company 9tro Group Pte Ltd today. Specialised in automotive publishing and event management, 9tro strongly advocates raising the awareness of motorsports in Singapore as well as throughout the region. As the only Singaporean representative in the series, the 19-year-old Eurasia Motorsport driver is feeling confident about the championship with only two more race meetings to go.

A dynamic and vibrant company, 9tro recognises potential prospects and is keen on developing up and coming driving talents of the future. In addition, 9tro believes in educating the general public about the limitations and extremities of car tuning, aiding this initiative through their various influences.

“Our fervent passion and continual involvement in the local motorsports scene is testament to the Group’s vision and mission to elevate the industry to higher and greater levels. 9tro has been supporting different aspects of the sport, having been part of major motorsports events like Formula Drift and Hella Flash,” says Hong Tsui, managing director of 9tro Group Pte Ltd.

Hong adds, “Richard is indeed a fine driver and we believe in his potential to go far in the world of motor racing. We are happy to be part of his success and we will grow with him as he progresses further.”

Bradley will be joining 9tro’s other sponsored driver Gerald Tan, an experienced endurance race driver who recently won the SMSA Touring Car Challenge 2010.

Commenting on the partnership, Bradley said, “It is fantastic to have people of the same interest sharing your dream and coming together to promote the sport to higher levels. It boosts my confidence and I can only look forward to greater times ahead.”

Bradley made a spectacular debut in his rookie single-seater season at the opening rounds of the Formula BMW Pacific Championship which were held as support races to the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. Clinching back-to-back victories in Rounds 1 and 2, Richard qualified in pole position and set the fastest lap times for his first two ever single-seater races. His pole position time was a new record in a Formula BMW at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

Away from the track, Bradley continues to be an inspiration to aspiring race drivers and fellow motorsports enthusiasts. Chosen as the ambassador for F1 in Schools in Singapore, Bradley encourages the importance of technical and engineering knowledge in motorsports, and has also given talks on his racing experiences at community events like the K1 Karting Series 2010.

With three more rounds to go, Bradley leads the championship by 55 points ahead of the next driver and is also fronting the running for the Rookie Cup title. As he continues to receive the right level of technical and commercial support, Bradley may well be on his way to the pinnacle of motor racing – Formula 1 – within the next few years.

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About Richard Bradley
( Formula BMW Pacific driver Richard Bradley is a renowed multiple British kart racing champion and has raced at the KF1 (Karting Formula 1), the highest level of karting. Since he first started karting at the age of eight, Bradley has gone on to win several titles, including the 2008 British Open Championship. He became the youngest ever winner of a Formula A S1 MSA British Kart Championship round at the age of 15 years and 8 months and had three Top 6 finishes in the 2009 CIK FIA Super KF1 European Championship. In addition, he was a CIK-FIA sponsored young driver in the 2009 CIK-FIA Super KF1 World Cup and CIK-FIA Super KF1 World Championship.

About 9tro Group Pte Ltd
( Singapore’s newest and youngest company within its industry, 9tro aims at becoming the nation’s definitive motorsports and tuners publication. Within the two divisions of the Group – Publications and Event Management – 9tro has positioned itself strategically for the sole purpose of promoting motorsports, knowledge sharing and education. As sponsors of participants involved in motorsports at varying levels, the goal of developing the local and regional automotive industry serves as a priority, bar none. The continual commitment to promoting the industry of tuners, mated with the dissemination of motorsports news, technical know-hows and legal extremities through various creative avenues are examples of how 9tro plans on promoting and developing the industry.

HOTNews: Garage R supports Richard Bradley

16 Oct

HOT Stuff (#92)

HOTInterview: Quick Thinking

16 Oct

An interview with Richard in Singapore’s HOT Stuff magazine:

HOT Stuff (#92)

Richard’s successful Guangdong round reported in Wheels Asia magazine

15 Oct

An almost-perfect weekend at Guangdong for Richard:

Wheels Asia (Oct)

Wheels Asia (Oct)

Formula BMW News: Bradley looks to lock up 2010 Drivers title

14 Oct

Preview – Rounds 13 & 14, Okayama International Circuit, Japan

Okayama, Japan –With just three Formula BMW Pacific races remaining, the pressure is on the region’s premier junior single-seater drivers to earn valuable championship points in the penultimate meeting in support of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at the Okayama International Circuit from October 29-31.

Leading the charge in both the Drivers Classification and Rookie Cup is Richard Bradley (SIN/19/Eurasia Motorsport) who last month took his seventh win of the season at his home circuit in support of the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.

Bradley’s 55-point lead makes him all but unreachable and only Colombian Oscar Tunjo (Meritus) is in a position to challenge for the titles. Tunjo, however, will arrive in Okayama buoyed by the momentum of having taken his maiden victory in Round 12 in Singapore.

Behind Bradley and Tunjo lies Formula BMW Pacific Junior Jordan Oon (AUS/20/E-Rain Racing), whose challenging weekend in Singapore eliminated him from championship contention. Still, expect Oon to be on form in Okayama, where all but two of the 23-strong field will be racing on the 3.7 km circuit for the first time.

Fourth in the Drivers Classification is Calvin Wong (MAS/18/PETRONAS Mofaz Racing), one of the two drivers who will be able to use his experience in Okayama in 2009 to his advantage. Rounding out the top five is Rookie Nabil Jeffri (MAS/16/Eurasia Motorsport).

Formula BMW Pacific Juniors Jesse Dixon (AUS/18/Atlantic Racing Team) and Kotaro Sakurai (JPN/16/Eurasia Motorsport) will also look to impress in Okayama, especially the latter, who will be racing in his home country, no doubt in front of family and friends. Compatriots Ryo Hirakawa (16/Asia Racing Team) and Yuichi Nakayama (19/Asia Racing Team) will also be competing on home turf as they join Formula BMW Pacific as guest drivers.

As the promising young drivers take the first step in their single-seater careers, they will no doubt aspire to follow in the footsteps of 2006 Formula BMW Junior Daniel Ricciardo who this year became the first graduate of the Asian series to reach Formula 1 when he was signed as Red Bull’s test and reserve driver. Ricciardo continues to impress and recently finished his maiden season in the Formula Renault 3.5 series as vice-champion.

While the series regulars will battle it out for the coveted podium positions, guest drivers will add to the exciting mix. Joining Hirakawa and Nakayama as guest drivers are Andrey Khrapov (RUS/19/Meritus), Jimmy Antunes (SUI/16/Atlantic Racing Team) and Red Bull Juniors Carlos Sainz Junior (ESP/16/Eurointernational) and Daniil Kvyat (RUS/16/Eurointernational).


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