Archive | November, 2010

Bradley Heads For Formula 3 Next

26 Nov

For Immediate Release

BRADLEY HEADS FOR FORMULA 3 NEXT
Formula BMW Pacific 2010 champion Richard Bradley looks to a season in F3 next

Singapore, 26 November 2010 – Having sealed the championship at the previous race meeting in Japan, 2010 Formula BMW Pacific champion and top rookie Richard Bradley had an eventful season finale at the 57th Macau Grand Prix. Eventually wrapping up the series with 76 points ahead of the next driver, the 19-year-old sole Singaporean representative achieved the biggest winning margin ever as well as dominated the season with the most number of outright race wins (including guest drivers) in the history of Formula BMW Pacific.

Reputed as one of the most challenging street circuits in the world, the Guia Circuit in Macau indeed provided extremely exciting racing with incidents aplenty – including Bradley’s unfortunate accident at the infamous Lisboa bend on the first lap which ruined his chances of winning the race.

Qualifying on the tight Guia track was interrupted by numerous red flags and ended abruptly just as Bradley was pushing on a lap that looked good for pole. Having to settle for third on the starting grid, he was battling for second place on the first lap when he missed his braking point at the Turn 3 and mounted the rear of another driver.

After a necessary pit stop for a nose replacement and tyre change, followed by a drive-through penalty for the earlier incident, Bradley rejoined the race at the back. Working hard through the 27-strong field, he managed to overtake many on the narrow circuit and finished in 17th.

Nonetheless, the invaluable experience and knowledge gained over the weekend will prove beneficial for his career, as he looks to advance to Formula 3 next.

“This has been an unbelievable season. It is my rookie year in formula car racing and scoring maximum championship points for eight out of 15 races was just incredible. The greatest moment was winning the championship before the end of the season in Japan,” said a happy Bradley.

He added, “I would like to thank all who have believed in me – my family and friends, my team Eurasia Motorsport and my mechanics, and my sponsors HKS Garage R, 9tro and AXA. Now I can’t wait for next year!”

2010 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel and other F1 drivers like Nico Rosberg, Nico Hulkenberg, Adrian Sutil, Timo Glock, Sebastien Buemi and Bruno Senna were all former Formula BMW champions in their younger days. While Hulkenburg won the title in 2005 by only five points ahead of Sebastien Buemi in second place, Vettel was only second in his rookie year of Formula BMW in 2003.

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Richard Bradley Gains AXA Partnership for Finale in Macau

17 Nov

For Immediate Release

BRADLEY GAINS AXA PARTNERSHIP
Formula BMW Pacific champion Richard Bradley ties up with AXA Group for the finale at the 57th Macau Grand Prix

Singapore, 17 November 2010 – Sharing the success of recently-crowned 2010 Formula BMW Pacific champion and top rookie Richard Bradley, is AXA Group, one of the world’s leading insurance and asset management groups. Officially signing a race partnership agreement with AXA today, the 19-year-old sole Singaporean representative enters the final race of the season at the 57th Macau Grand Prix with a strong 77-point lead after sealing the championship in Round 13 at Japan.

“AXA has a built a highly successful life insurance business in Asia by partnering with some of the region’s best known and most highly regarded financial institutions,” said Keith Perkins, Regional Chief Operating Officer, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings. “It is with this same spirit and commitment to excellence that we are partnering Richard Bradley as he competes in the upcoming Macau Grand Prix.”

AXA Asia Life, which is part of the AXA Group and AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited, started operating in Asia in 1986. Since then, it has grown rapidly and is present today in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. AXA Asia Life serves over 2.4 million customers and employs over 4,000 employees and has about 60,000 agents and advisers across Asia.

Commenting on the partnership, Bradley said, “I am very proud to be associated with a company which is as prestigious as AXA. This is definitely very good news and I hope to build a long-time relationship with them as we go on to achieve greater success together.”

2010 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel and other F1 drivers like Nico Rosberg and Nico Hulkenberg were former Formula BMW champions in their younger days. After winning his first ever Formula BMW season in his rookie year of racing single-seaters, Bradley is well on his way to reach Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor racing, provided he continues to secure the right commercial and technical partners.

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