The tension is rising ahead of the season finale of the 2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup. This weekend, the current class will share the bill with the eighth round of the DTM in Oschersleben (DE, September 14-16) as the participants line up at the “Grand Final” for their final examination.One thing is already certain: the strength in depth of the current crop of young racing drivers could hardly be higher. This means the crowds at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben are guaranteed plenty of excitement when the lights turn to green to signal the start of the three races that will determine the winner of the 2012 Formula BMW Talent Cup. The triumphant driver in Oschersleben can look forward to a very attractive prize: BMW will finance them for a complete season in a higher-level racing series. You can watch all the three races here: www.Motorsport-Total.com/Formula-BMW-Talent-Cup-Livestream/
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director: “The finale in Oschersleben promises to be a tense affair. The way the Talent Cup has panned out so far this season has shown that our participants are very evenly matched. They have taken huge steps forward in their development. That applies to the learning curve both on and off the track. In the Talent Cup, we train the talented youngsters in all the areas they require to make a career for themselves in professional motor racing. In this regard, our concept is already bearing fruit even before the Grand Final. I am already looking forward to watching the young drivers at the DTM weekend.”
The objective over the course of the season is to prepare the drivers comprehensively for a career in professional motor racing, and the class of 2012 kicked off proceedings in March with a one-week fitness camp. This was followed by six on-track events, with many test races on famous European racetracks, which BMW had booked exclusively for training purposes. An important addition to the practical training came in the form of two exclusive training units in the simulator at the iZone Driver Performance Centre in Silverstone (UK), where the participants received support from BMW DTM driver Andy Priaulx. Priaulx worked alongside the drivers for several days, offering advice on strategic and tactical race preparations.
The educational elements included units on topics such as data analysis, set-up and handling of the BMW FB02 racing car used in the Formula BMW Talent Cup. Other important areas of the course included mental training, under the guidance of performance and enhancement expert Prof. Dr. Dieter Hackfort from the Bundeswehr University in Munich, and media training in the fields of print media, PR, radio and new media.
You can find more information on the Formula BMW Talent Cup and the 2012 season atwww.formula-bmw.com. In addition, you can also watch video summaries of the events so far on the BMW Motorsport YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/BMWMotorsport
You can find the registration form for the 2013 Formula BMW Talent Cup, on the BMW Motorsport website at: http://bit.ly/Formula_BMW_Talent_Cup_2013_Registration