The proven racing driver school of BMW.

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Talent factory for tomorrow’s champions.

The Formula BMW Talent Cup Concept.

Since 2011, the Formula BMW Talent Cup has seen BMW continue its well-founded training of talented drivers both on and off the track in a complete education programme. When the fourth season of BMW’s successful programme promoting talented young racing drivers gets underway, it will feature a new championship format and numerous test events at European circuits, at which promising youngsters will be able to qualify for the Formula BMW Talent Cup.

Building a successful career

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From an introduction to the theory of motor racing, to intensive test sessions and races, the newcomers to single-seater racing are taught everything they need to know to mature into competitive racing drivers.

Over the course of the year, the youngsters will attend up to 11 events, at which they will spend more than 90 hours out on the track and gain an abundance of valuable driving experience. The car used by all participants is the FB02, which is run centrally by BMW Motorsport. This racing car has proven itself to be both powerful and extremely safe in Formula BMW. It also offers the young drivers a lot of set-up options, which they will come across repeatedly throughout their careers.

New this year is the championship format. Up to seven official races will be held at two international racing events (e.g. DTM). Also new is the grading of the prize money. At the end of the season, an attractive prize purse of 150,000 Euros will be divided between the top three drivers.

Equally attractive for ambitious motorsport youngsters from around the world is the opportunity to become a BMW Junior. BMW Motorsport offers selected participants the chance to take part in a more advanced junior programme as of the 2015 season.

The Formula BMW Talent Cup boasts an impressive cost/performance ratio. As well the race events, training (simulator, mental, and media), and an exclusive fitness programme, the price also includes the central running of the racing cars, accident insurance (with excess), tyres, the provision of Formula BMW team and sport apparel, as well as the loan of all race clothing (including helmet, HANS system, racing overalls, fire-resistant undergarments, gloves and racing shoes) for the season.

“Promoting talented youngsters has always been an integral part of the BMW Motorsport commitment. The Formula BMW Talent Cup plays a very important role at BMW Motorsport. It forms the bridge between karting and single-seater racing, and offers drivers a comprehensive, 360-degree training programme. This, in turn, allows them to make the transition into the demanding world of professional motorsport,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt in his foreword to the information leaflet on the 2014 Formula BMW Talent Cup. The leaflet contains a compact summary of all you need to know about the concept, training content and much more.

Be inspired by the Formula BMW Talent Cup – and lay the foundations for a successful career in motorsport.