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Richard Bradley featured in AutoSport UK magazine!

1 Apr

*Read more in the week of March 24 2011 issue of Autosport UK!

Huge spread on Richard Bradley in zbNOW!

25 Mar

Spot Richard in this article!

23 Mar

Richard Bradley is in TODAY’s paper!

4 Dec

Singapore’s latest automotive title REV features Richard Bradley

3 Dec

*REV is a complimentary monthly publication distributed at ESSO and Shell petrol stations islandwide every first and third Saturdays of the month.

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)

Richard featured on Channel NewsAsia again!

23 Sep

Thrills and excitement at this year’s F1 support races
21 September 2010
Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : The F1 cars are no doubt the star attraction of this week’s Singapore GP, but there are other fast cars vying for attention.

Two support races – the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the Formula BMW Pacific events – are churning up the excitement as well.

The Porsche Carrera Cup, the region’s premier GT championship, is seeing a record entry of 23 drivers.

There will be two Classes – A for the professionals and B for amateurs – with all competing in two races instead of one this year.

Five of the drivers are from Singapore, and they are hoping to impress the home supporters.

“We have got about 20-plus more horsepower than the car last year. It’s a wider platform, so we expect the lap times to be a little quicker,” said Mok Weng Sun, Team PCS Racing, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

“Singapore is the premier Grand Prix in the world right now, and the more time we have on the track, the better it is for us,” said Yuey Tan, Wimobolize McElrea Racing, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.

For the younger, up and coming drivers, the Formula BMW Pacific race is the perfect platform.And Singapore-based racing driver Richard Bradley is currently leading the pack.

A win at the Marina Bay circuit for the 19-year-old Englishman could see him take the championship title this year.

Many of the young Formula BMW drivers could progress to Formula One in future. Seven of the 20 team drivers from this season’s Formula One World Championship were Formula BMW graduates, like Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg among others.

Article source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1082522/1/.html

Flying the flag at S’pore GP

15 Sep

The New Paper
Va-Va-Vroom
15 Sep 2010

WITH only two support races at this year’s Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, there will be less local representation on the Marina Bay street circuit.

Between the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) and Formula BMW (FBMW) Pacific championships, there will only be four drivers flying the Singapore flag compared to seven drivers last year.

Mok Weng Sun, Ringo Chong and Yuey Tan are racing in the PCCA while Richard Bradley is the sole representative in FBMW Pacific, where he is leading the Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup.

Mok of Team Porsche Club Singapore Racing is leading the PCCA Class B championship, with Chong third and Tan fifth.

In his first full season of PCCA, Tan, 28, races for McElrea Racing team in Class B of the PCCA and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia.

He was the first Asian to race a Boeing 747 jetliner in a Porsche GT3 Cup Car at Changi Airport Terminal 3 last year.

Bradley, a 19-year-old Briton based in Singapore, moved here last year to pursue professional racing.

Having only raced in karts previously, Bradley had a spectacular rookie season racing when he won his first two races with the fastest lap times and even set the record for a Formula BMW at Sepang International Circuit.

He is now leading the championship by 40 points with only five rounds left.

The New Paper speaks to Tan and Bradley as they prepare for next week’s Singapore GP:

THE NEW PAPER: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT RACING IN SINGAPORE?
YUEY TAN: It is an absolutely fantastic event for the spectators and fans alike, and I feel proud to be Singaporean at my home circuit. I hope that the street circuit continues to grow and more Singaporeans have the chance to compete at this beautiful spectacle.
RICHARD BRADLEY: I feel very good about racing in Singapore for the first time, especially in an event as prestigious as the Singapore GP. I am representing Singapore and I aim to fly the flag high on my home ground.

HOW DIFFERENTLY DO YOU PREPARE FOR SINGAPORE COMPARED TO THE OTHER CIRCUITS?
YT: My preparation for the Singapore GP is not too different. It’s important for the team to try and take it like any other race, and work on the fundamentals and techniques to drive a good race. The two largest differences between Singapore and the other venues are that we are under lights at a night race and that it is a street circuit. Concrete walls can sometimes play tricks on the mind.
RB: Singapore will be the very first street race for me, so it’ll be a whole new experience. Physically and mentally I will approach it with the same desire and passion to win.

IS THERE MORE PRESSURE RACING IN FRONT OF A HOME CROWD?
YT: Of course, being in front of the home crowd can make a difference, especially with friends and family watching the race. Nonetheless, we will try our best to take it like any other race and keep it simple by going out there and doing our best.
RB: There is pressure at every race and if a driver doesn’t feel the pressure then he wouldn’t be normal. However, I will not let the crowd influence me and I will just take it as another race.

Pre-race Coverage in Berita Harian

12 Sep

Berita Harian, 12 Sep 2010

Read about Richard and his father in Expat Living

11 Sep

Expat Living Singapore
September 2010 issue

En Route to F1: Richard Bradley

10 Sep

Laguna National Country Club’s Laguna Lifestyle magazine
Sep – Oct 2010 issue

One on One with Richard Bradley

9 Sep

SingaporeSports.sg features Richard Bradley in the lead up to the Singapore rounds of the Formula BMW Pacific championship…

Singapore-based ace karter Richard Bradley is making waves in the local and regional motorsport scene. Competing in the Formula BMW Pacific Championship this season, Richard is currently leading the Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup.

Making the transition from racing karts to single-seaters when he moved to Singapore at the end of last year, Richard last raced in a kart last November. He made a return to kart racing in June this year at the opening round of the Asian Open Karting Championship (AKOC) where he clinched pole position before going on to win all three heats, the pre-final as well as the final at the Formula 125 Senior class of AKOC. Richard races proudly under the Singapore flag as his race license was issued by the Singapore Motor Sport Association.

We got the opportunity to speak to him about his career experiences and ambitions, as well as his participation in the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

1. Share with us some of the highlights of your journey so far.

This is my first year racing in Formula cars, having raced in karts since I was eight. The biggest highlight so far is winning my first two car races at the opening round of the (Formula BMW Pacific) season where I qualified on pole, led the race from start to finish, won both races and set the fastest lap time ever in a Formula BMW for the Sepang International Circuit. Also, the feeling of winning at an F1 race (Formula BMW was a support race to the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix) was incredulous!

As for my kart racing career, I’ve raced at KF1 (Karting Formula 1), the highest level of kart racing. Since I first karted at the age of eight, I’ve won numerous titles, including the 2008 British Open Championship. I 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, I was a CIK-FIA sponsored young driver in the 2009 CIK-FIA Super KF1 World Cup and CIK-FIA Super KF1 World Championship.

2. What do you hope to achieve out of your motorsports career?

I am aiming to win the Formula BMW Pacific championship this year, before moving on to secure a seat in Formula 3 next year. As with all professional sports, sponsorship support is important as we go up the ladder. With the right level of technical and commercial support, I hope to get to the highest level of motor racing and be in Formula 1 within the next five years.

3. In September you will be driving right here on home ground at the Singapore Grand Prix. How do you feel about it?

I am really excited about getting to drive on home ground in front of the Singaporean crowd. The lights are already being set up now and I’m looking forward to the race. It will be my first time driving on a street circuit and I hope to fly the Singapore flag high at the top of the podium that weekend. I will do my best to achieve a good performance and do Singapore proud.

Richard Bradley in HOT Stuff!

19 Jul

HOT Stuff, July 2010

Richard Bradley featured in Wheels Asia magazine!

27 Jun

Richard Bradley on Channel NewsAsia and Channel 5 News!

28 May

Last night on Singapore Tonight (Channel NewsAsia) as well as News 5 Tonight (Channel 5), Richard Bradley was interviewed.

Read the article below and watch the video here:

Sport of karting gaining popularity in Singapore
By Patwant Singh | Posted: 27 May 2010 1952 hrs

SINGAPORE : Karting in Singapore is taking off in a big way, on the back of growing interest in motor sports and support from the authorities.

That has also attracted budding enthusiasts, like 18-year-old Richard Bradley from England, who is keen to switch citizenship to achieve his aim of being an F1 driver.

The British driver is competing in the Formula BMW Pacific Championship, under the Singapore flag.

Kartright Speedway, a new facility in Jurong, has helped to push karting into higher gear.

It is also driving the passion of Mr Bradley, a trainer at Kartright.

The 1.88-metre tall teenager arrived last December and has taken the regional scene by storm in his rookie year.

He currently leads the Formula BMW Series, and is serious about being in Singapore on a permanent basis, including changing citizenship, but there is a hurdle.

He said: “If you have to do National Service, then unfortunately I am not able to do that, because there is only so long you have to get into Formula One and I can’t stop two years to do National Service.

“I have not looked directly into the regulation, so at this point of time, I want to make sure if I can do it later.”

Mr Bradley admits all this needs more discussions with the relevant parties.

He races under the Singapore flag as his licence was issued by the Singapore Motor Sport Association. The Association said it needs to find out more about Mr Bradley’s plans before commenting on his citizenship plans. The teen has already put his education on hold and moved with his family as his father has got a job in Singapore.

Mr Bradley thinks Asia will fast track his motor sports career, especially with newer facilities here.

Other karters are also keen to use Singapore as a launch pad for their careers.

James Pull, a 10-year-old karter from England, said: “I am doing this so just in case when I am older, someone might want to put me in F1, so I have got an advantage.”

Jon Lee Xuanhao, 11-year-old karter from Singapore, said: “We are building a permanent motor sports hub track. Because of that, the government would support motor sports even more.”

The new Jurong facility means such karters can cut on travelling time and expenses to cross the Causeway and indulge in their sport.

Kartright Speedway also has a training academy and is hosting the recently-launched Singapore Karting Championship series.

Competition aside, the track has also resulted in more interest from beginners and amateurs.

Jude Benny, director, Kartright Speedway, said: “We are running at least five or six corporate events every week, so people who normally are working behind desks are actually finding the opportunity to participate in an event organised by their companies, they are being introduced to karting.”

More people are also buying personal karts, which can cost over S$12,000.

Channel NewsAsia understands that at least one kart is sold per week in Singapore. And the huge demand has resulted in lack of storage space for the 200 karts stored at Kartright.

So there are plans to introduce a double-decker storage system as the capacity could increase to 400 karts by next year. – CNA/ms

THE NEW PAPER: Despite adversity, Bradley thrives

19 May

The New Paper, 19 May 2010

THE NEW PAPER: Fit to Kart

14 Apr

The New Paper, April 14 2010

TODAY: Bradley has them singing Mahjulah Singapura

5 Apr

TODAY, 5 April 2010

THE NEW PAPER: Doing Singapore Proud

4 Apr

The New Paper, 4 April 2010

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THE NEW PAPER: Driving Under The Singapore Flag

3 Apr

The New Paper, 3 April 2010

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