DRIVER UPDATE : Formula BMW Pacific : Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis completed a very successful four days of testing with the PREMA Powerteam Formula 3 Italia program in Spain at the Barcelona and Valencia race tracks this past week. In addition to testing in Spain, Lewis’ test series allowed him to gain track time testing at Autodromo Riccardo Paletti near Varano, Autodromo di Franciacorta circuit in Brescia and the Mugello circuit, in Italy.
Lewis has competed the past two years in Formula BMW and won the FBMW Americas Rookie Championship in 2009. He also raced in the FBMW Pacific and Europe series this season earning nine podium appearances. As a result, he is stepping up to the next level of single seat series competition.
DRIVER UPDATE : Imran Shahrom : Formula BMW Pacific
Barely a week after successfully taking their third consecutive Super Taikyu Endurance Series title, the trio of Nobuteru Taniguchi (JPN), Masataka Yanagida (JPN) and Malaysian Imran Shaharom were given recognition for their impressive form this season at the recent 2010 BMW Sports Award in Munich, Germany.
The team’s Japanese duo of Masataka Yanagida and Nobuteru Taniguchi got the 2010 campaign off to a strong start following their class win (A5 Petrol Class) and 2nd place overall at the 24Hours of Dubai in January. Joined by Malaysian rookie Imran Shaharom, the trio followed this up with the overall series title in the Japanese Super Taikyu Endurance Series ten months later.