The penultimate round of Formula BMW Pacific takes place at the Okayama International Circuit in Japan, supporting the World Touring Car Championship. Singapore's Richard Bradley will be looking to wrap up the title in Japan, the Eurasia Motorsport driver having taken his seventh victory of the season at his home circuit in the previous round.
The 19-year-old said: “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.”
14-year-old Colombian Oscar Tunjo is the only man that can stop Bradley from taking the title. The Meritus driver scored his maiden victory in Singapore, but lies 55 points behind Bradley. “I have been working very hard with the team during this season, we are aiming for good results in Japan. It will be a new circuit for me but I’m looking forward for it and to give my 100 percent during this weekend,” he said.
Two other drivers to look out for near the front will be Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz Jr. The two 16-year-old Red Bull-backed drivers will once again be racing as guest drivers for Eurointernational. Three other guest drivers will making their Formula BMW Pacific debuts: Japanese duo Ryo Hirakawa and Yuichi Nakayama will drive for Asia Racing Team, while 16-year-old Swiss driver Jimmy Antunes will take part for Atlantic Racing Team.