Archive > November 2006
gets turned in Spain
November 26, 2006 - It was a disappointing end to
Frankie Muniz competition in the BMW World Finals
in Valencia Spain today.
Frankie was running a strong 25th position out
of 26 runners, when he was "hit" in
turn 2 by fellow Formula BMW USA competitor
Sebastian Saavedra. Muniz sustained a bent
suspension, but continued to finish an eventual
29th. Muniz states, "This was very
disappointing. Saavedra was in my group all
weekend, and just this morning he made contact
with me in Heat Race #3. Then to have him hit me
again in the Final is crazy. We saved our last
new set of tires for the Final race, which was a
major advantage, so I was quite a bit quicker
than the guys that I was running with. I am
pretty sure we would have finished in the top 20
if this had not happened."
The BMW World Finals is a terrific year end
competition, allowing the drivers from the 4
international Formula BMW series to compete
against one another on equal terms.
Munizs testing in the ChampCar Atlantic
race car continues on December 7th and 8th in
For more details about Frankie's racing, write
Frankie Muniz Racing in Valencia Spain
November 9, 2006 - Frankie Muniz will
finish his rookie year of racing in the Formula
BMW USA championship with an appearance at the
BMW World Finals in Valencia Spain on the weekend
of November 24th -26th.
The BMW World Finals will feature 38 drivers
from the four global BMW championships (U.S.A.,
Germany, England, and Asia).
Jensen MotorSport team owner Eric Jensen
states, This should be an amazing
experience for Frankie. By the time he races in
Spain, Frankie will have had 12 days of testing
in the significantly more powerful Champ Car
Atlantic race car, which should help him a lot as
he returns to the cockpit of the BMW.
Jensen continues, Frankie had a good
learning season in the 2006 Formula BMW USA
championship. He never finished in the top 10,
but he was regularly challenging to finish there,
only to make the type of mistakes common among
rookies. Its not so glamorous getting your
education in front of public eyes, but that is
the nature of racing. Frankie progressed
exceptionally well all season, and our team is
excited to see how well he does in Spain now that
he has had so much more testing time.
Frankies Formula BMW race car leaves
Atlanta Georgia today, and will be shipped by air
For more details about Frankie Muniz racing,
contact Jensen MotorSport via e-mail at email@example.com