BEIJING —- As it gears up for its second season, Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) has announced an important new partner, Volkswagen Finance (China) Company Limited, further strengthening the championship which has quickly become the first choice for China and Asia’s motorsport stars of the future.
With its mandate to develop the next generation of young motorsport professionals in the region, the new partnership sees FMCS and Volkswagen Finance China team up to drive home the message that skilled drivers mean safer roads as well as race tracks.
“FMCS and Volkswagen Finance China share a common commitment to furthering safety in motoring, whether on the road or the race track,” said Dominic Lyncker, Motorsport Director, Volkswagen Group China. “Through FMCS, we are sending a message that learning sound driving skills from an early age is socially responsible and enjoyable, rewarding and exciting. FMCS is fortunate to have a committed new partner in Volkswagen Finance China and we look forward to a successful first season together.”
Volkswagen Finance China is actively promoting responsible driving to young motorists in China, providing services such as driving lessons, safety training and car maintenance tuition in tandem with its financing products.
“Volkswagen Finance China is delighted to be partnering with FMCS, a championship designed specifically to ensure current and future generations of motorists in China and beyond are highly-skilled and responsible. Professional motor racing is a sport which demands of its drivers a high degree of technical knowledge and expertise in car control under extreme conditions, making this an ideal partnership for Volkswagen Finance China,” said Joern Kurzrock, CEO and general manager of Volkswagen Finance China.
Volkswagen Finance China will be front of mind all season as FMCS visits four prestigious race tracks during the 2014 season, with its brand appearing on the cars, racing suits and team wear.
The 2014 FMCS season gets underway on 9-11 May at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China’s Pearl River Delta Region.
About Volkswagen Finance China Company Limited
As the largest automotive financial services provider in Europe, Volkswagen Financial Services AG has been providing reliable and trustworthy services to customers for more than 60 years. At present, the company has more than 9,000 staff worldwide and its businesses span 42 countries.
Volkswagen Finance China was founded in 2004, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG.
With a comprehensive range of financial services products, the company makes a significant contribution toward the promotion and securing of Volkswagen Group sales, and strengthens the link between its customers and the Group’s brands. By cooperating with authorised Volkswagen Group dealers, Volkswagen Finance China focusses on providing customers with professional products and full services on Auto Finance, and opens the door to its customers’ dream car. Volkswagen Finance China: Driving Forward with you.
Formula Masters China Series Background
Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) is a new Formula series designed to develop young drivers, and adds an exciting new element to the Chinese and Asian motorsport scene. The focus of the series is to provide an affordable and equitable stage on which to nurture fledgling talent ensuring skill and not financial advantage dictate success on the race track.
FMCS is a one-make series using a state-of-the-art Formula car providing both performance and safety. With a Tatuus FA010 Carbon composite monocoque, FIA F3 homologated chassis and a 2.0 Formula engine providing 180 HP, the FMCS race car is both competitive and cost-efficient.
The series is organised by Volkswagen Group China and TopSpeed Limited. FMCS will become an ideal source of new local talent for existing VGC motorsport events. http://www.formulamasterschina.com
[Source: PR Plus for Formula Masters China Series]