Laguna Beach, California (October 14, 2009) — After an impressive second-place finish in the Formula BMW Pacific Series event in Singapore for Eurointernational, team owner Antonio Ferrari has invited Michael Lewis to race in Rounds 13 and 14 of the Formula BMW Pacific event at the Okayama International Circuit in Japan, October 31 and November 1.
“Michael did very well in the Singapore event and I thought it would be good for him to have another opportunity to race with the Formula BMW Pacific drivers,” said Antonio Ferrari. “This will help Michael prepare for next season as the Okayama International Circuit is a first-class facility and it will give Michael another chance to race with the competitive Asian drivers.”
Michael Lewis had an outstanding rookie season with the Eurointernational team in the Formula BMW Americas Championship where he earned the coveted Rookie Driver Championship after a season long battle with a strong contingent of seven other rookie driver candidates. “I very much appreciate the opportunity that Antonio Ferrari has given me to be able to race in Singapore and now Japan with the Eurointernational team,” said Michael. “It is a great experience for a young driver to be able to race and learn from the drivers in another series. I am looking forward to the opportunity to race in Japan and to give our sponsors the extra bonus exposure of these two guest driver appearances in the Formula BMW Pacific races as both of the events will be televised throughout Asia and Europe.”
The Japan Formula BMW Pacific event will conclude Michael’s 2009 Formula BMW season. An announcement about Michael’s racing plans for the 2010 season will be made soon.
A great sponsor team is involved with Michael’s Formula BMW effort, which includes CTECH, Eibach Springs, Position One Motorsports, SSi Decals, Oakley, Team ASE, Klotz, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bell Racing, and Earl’s Performance Plumbing.