Is the pre-registration binding?
No, the pre-registration serves only to ensure you receive preferential invitation to the scholarship courses. If demand is too great, only those who registered in advance will be invited.
When do the scholarship courses take place?
Three scholarship shoot-out events will be held in October and November.
In what period will the 2013 Formula BMW Talent Cup take place?
The Formula BMW Talent Cup is provisionally scheduled from the start of March to mid-September 2013.
How old do I have to be to take part in the Formula BMW Talent Cup?
Minimum age: 14 by 31st December 2012.
How many days of school will I miss through participating in the Formula BMW Talent Cup?
The total number of event days will be about 30. The event days will preferably be on weekends and during school holidays, so as to minimise the number of days away from school. At present, and without knowing the driver's country of origin, it is impossible to provide a more detailed statement.
Will BMW assist with the booking of flights and hotels?
Hotel reservations are organised and paid for by BMW. Flights must be booked and paid for by the participants. A package, with costs, is currently being arranged for accompanying persons. The contents of this package will be announced shortly.
In what language will participants be taught?
The teaching language is English. The second language is German. Teaching documents will be provided in various languages, depending on the nationalities of the drivers.
What are the costs to participate in the Formula BMW Talent Cup programme?
BMW subsidises the Formula BMW Talent Cup programme. The costs for each partcipant are 119.000 € including 19 per cent German VAT.
Are the costs of travel, accommodation, food, etc. included in the € 119,000 (incl. 19% VAT)?
The registration fee only covers accommodation and meals on site for registered participants. The participants must pay for their own travel.
Must I pay extra for any damages, for which I am responsible, or must I take out additional insurance?
The cars are covered in the registration fee, with an excess of € 2,500 per damage. A damage fund of € 15,000, in the form of a bank guarantee or in cash, must be deposited by no later than four weeks before the start of the first on-track event. If the fund drops below € 5,000 it must be topped up to € 15,000 again. Otherwise the participant will not be permitted to start at on-track events.
Is the scholarship training fee reimbursed if I register bindingly for the Formula BMW Talent Cup?
The Scholarship-Shoot-Out fee does not count towards the registration fee, it is used to cover costs of the Scholarship-Shoot-Out. In the three Scholarship-Shoot-Outs, the winner will be supported in the upcoming Formula BMW talent Cup season 2013 with the value of 35.700€ (incl. 19% VAT).
Will I also be in good hands in the Formula BMW Talent Cup if I do not have any, or only little, karting experience?
Generally speaking, karting experience is not necessary. The first indication of participants’ talent will be the trials.