Jamison wins scholarship

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 08 March, 2007, 12:00am

Teenager Ross Jamison's dreams of becoming a fully-fledged professional received a massive boost when he became the first Hong Kong driver to win a scholarship to compete in the Formula BMW Asia series. The SAR's brightest hope won US$50,000 towards the cost of a full season in the series, including US$10,000 for parts, after snatching one of five scholarship places competing against 18 other drivers from the Asia-Pacific region.

'It's very exciting. It's a brilliant opportunity and hopefully it will go very well,' said Jamison, who turns 17 this month.

Jamison endured two days of intensive testing at the BMW Performance Centre in Sakhir, Bahrain, where he was selected to join the prestigious series, which, in the past, has included Dutch-born driver Tung Ho-pin and Hong Kong's Marchy Lee Yin-kin, the 2004 and 2005 overall series champions.