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Virage Racing Academy To Select 2014 Formula BMW Talent Cup Scholarship Candidates

€50,000 in prize money on offer

BMW Motorsport and Virage Racing Academy have joined forces to offer young hopefuls the chance to compete in the German marque’s 2014 Talent Cup season.

Virage will select up to three scholarship candidates from those participating in the series’ pre-season test at Circuito de Cartagena on 1/2 February 2014, with the chosen drivers receiving €50,000 in prize money to put towards a 2014 Formula BMW Talent Cup assault. February’s test at the 3.419km Spanish venue will be the fifth since the 2013 campaign concluded in September.

In spring 2014 BMW’s esteemed training and racing programme will begin its fourth year by providing up-and-coming drivers with the skills required for a career in professional motorsport. Combining events at top European circuits with extensive theory modules, the series enshrines BMW’s holistic approach to motorsport education.

The 2014 season will see up to seven rounds held as support events to international race series, including a spot on the prestigious DTM bill. The top three drivers at the championship’s Grand Final will also receive prizes totalling €150,000.

What’s more, BMW will offer promising youngsters from across the globe the opportunity to join its junior programme, with Talent Cup participants now eligible to qualify for a further academy scheme beginning in 2015. This will allow them to benefit from BMW Motorsport’s extensive network and provide the best possible start to their racing careers.

Registration for the test should be completed by emailing info@virage.ws

About Virage: The Virage Racing Academy provides assistance, training, management and coaching to young drivers from karting through to Formula 1. Its success stories include Sergio Perez, Vitaly Petrov, Charles Pic, Giedo van der Garde, Rio Haryanto, Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Carmen Jorda.

For more information regarding Virage Racing Academy please visit www.virage.ws

Image credit: BMW Motorsport

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