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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.

Richard Bradley Gains AXA Partnership for Finale in Macau

17 Nov

For Immediate Release

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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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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Ready to resume title race at Formula BMW Pacific

3 Sep

For Immediate Release

Formula BMW Pacific 2010, Rounds 7 – 10

Singapore, 3 September 2010 – After a well-rested four-month break, Drivers’ Championship and Rookie Cup leader Richard Bradley of Singapore is ready to resume the title race at the 2010 Formula BMW Pacific championship. Following six of 15 rounds of the series, the 19-year-old Eurasia Motorsport driver enters this weekend with a 34-point lead over his closest contender for the overall title. Held at the Guangdong International Circuit in China, Rounds 7 to 10 will take place as part of the Hong Kong Autosport Challenge.

“I’ve been looking forward to this weekend as I’m excited to get back behind the wheel and race. The rest of the season will be very fast-paced as the remaining nine rounds take place over the next three months. I’ve had some days of testing during the break and I’m all geared up to put in my best performance and maintain the lead,” said Bradley.

During the break, the former multiple British kart racing champion made a return at the opening round of the Asian Open Karting Championship (AKOC) in June to keep fit and enhance his race craft. Since he last raced in karts last November at the WSK International Series (Super KF category), Bradley has not karted competitively. Still, that did not stop him from clinching 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.

In addition, Bradley was selected as the ambassador for F1 in Schools in Singapore, where he advocates the importance of technical and engineering knowledge in motorsports.

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

Come September, Bradley will be racing across the streets of Singapore at Marina Bay when the Series visits our sunny island as a support race to the Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.

NEWS: Changes in Formula BMW Pacific 2010 Calendar

15 Jul

Formula BMW Pacific:
Season-finale confirmed for 57th Macau Grand Prix

Kuala Lumpur – Formula BMW Pacific has confirmed its unparalleled line-up of fixtures for the 2010 season with a spectacular season-closer at the 57th Macau Grand Prix in November. With its best-ever international field of drivers, the Formula BMW Pacific entry is this year the biggest in its history, with guest drivers swelling the ranks even further.

The schedule gives young drivers the optimum platform from which to hone their talents, with a combination of high-profile events – at two rounds of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, one at the FIA World Touring Car Championship, and at November’s Macau Grand Prix – plus substantial track time on Formula 1-standard circuits in Malaysia and South Korea at the Asian Festival of Speed.

The series’ eighth season got underway in April with the opening two races run in support of the 2010 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix. A further four races were held at the Sepang International Circuit in May weekend, providing the record grid of international talent with some valuable track time.

Formula BMW Pacific heads to the brand new Korea International Circuit in August for what will be the track’s first ever international race meeting, the Asian Festival of Speed. Four races will be run on the state-of-the-art facility, which was designed by celebrated circuit architect Hermann Tilke.

Making its second appearance with the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2010, this time in Singapore, the drivers will have the opportunity to race on the highly-acclaimed Marina Bay street circuit in September.
In October, the series will run in support of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (FIA WTCC) at the Japanese round in Okayama. Formula BMW Pacific made its debut at the 3.7km track last year, and the circuit was an immediate hit with the drivers.

The 15-round season will conclude in November with the final race run on Macau’s demanding Guia street circuit as part of the 57th Macau Grand Prix, which also includes the final rounds of the FIA WTCC and the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup.

The Far East Classic has long been recognized as the launch-pad for many a young driver, with the late Ayrton Senna, multiple Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen and, more recently, Robert Kubica, whose talents were spotted at Macau by BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen, leading to a Formula 1 career.

For the Formula BMW Pacific drivers, not only does the Macau event provide the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world’s top Formula 3 teams, but it also provides experience the demanding and unforgiving Guia street circuit. Experience which could well make all the difference when they return to contest the unofficial world cup of Formula 3.

Revised FBMW Pacific Calendar 2010:

2 – 4 April
Malaysia Sepang Int. Circuit (F1)
Rounds 1 & 2

14 – 16 May
Malaysia Sepang Int. Circuit (AFOS)
Rounds 3, 4, 5 & 6

27 – 29 August
Korea Int. Circuit (AFOS)
Rounds 7, 8, 9 & 10

24 – 26 Sept.
Singapore Marina Bay Circuit (F1)
Rounds 11 & 12

29 – 31 Oct.
Japan Okayama Int. Circuit (WTCC)
Rounds 13 & 14

18 – 21 Nov.
Macau Guia Circuit (MGP)
Round 15


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