Craft-Bamboo Racing has been nominated for the ‘Motorsport Team of the Year’ by the prestigious Professional Motorsport World magazine. Based in Hong Kong and Silverstone, the team will be up against some of the biggest factory names in motorsport, with the winners to be announced at the 2015 Professional Motorsport World Expo Awards in Cologne, Germany, on November 11th.
Competing against Scuderia Ferrari, Team Porsche, Volkswagen Motorsport, and Prodrive Racing, Craft-Bamboo Racing is the only private team to be considered for the illustrious title. With famed motorsport institutions such as Volkswagen’s Motorsport WRC team taking the title in 2013, followed by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in 2014; Craft-Bamboo Racing’s nomination is recognition of their success as a top motorsport organization.
The Professional Motorsport World Expo features an audience of motorsport professionals and continues to be the greatest forum for the very best of the motorsport community to meet in one place. The show will also play host to the Professional Motorsport World Expo Awards, where nominees from the best suppliers, teams, OEMs and manufacturers compete across seven key categories: Powertrain Innovation of the Year, Race Car of the Year, European Race Series of the Year, Motorsport Engineer of the Year, Motorsport Facility of the Year, Motorsport Team of the Year and Motorsport Technology of the Year. An independent judging panel made up of top motorsport journalists and team principals from the around the world will vote for the winners.
Craft-Bamboo Racing are Aston Martin’s official technical partner in Asia and have just won the 2015 GT Asia Series drivers’ championship. Also competing in the TCR International Series, Team Craft-Bamboo Lukoil currently lead the teams’ championship and are only two points shy of the drivers’ championship lead with one round remaining. The team also competes in the FIA World Touring Car championship with title sponsor Eurodatacar, as well as entering various endurance events in Asia-Pacific. The team took third overall in Australia's Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year and will be representing Aston Martin by fielding three manufacturer entries in the inaugural FIA GT World Cup in Macau this November.
Frank Yu, Chairman - Craft-Bamboo Racing
“To be nominated amongst teams of this calibre is a great privilege for our company. I would like to personally thank PMW for nominating us for the award; it means a great deal to us and already feels like a win just to be considered for this prominent title. We are still a young team and will be doing everything we can to improve and grow over the next few years in the hope of making Craft-Bamboo Racing one of the world’s best. I want to thank the management and all our team members for a job well done!”
Richard Coleman, Chief Executive - Craft-Bamboo Racing
“It is an honour to be considered for this prestigious award and as an independent outfit, to be up against some of the world’s top factory teams is a demonstration of the success that we have achieved as a company. It makes me proud to know that everyone’s dedication to the team and their programs is being noticed and celebrated. There are many things we learn each and every day, but we are facing all the challenges head on and it’s great to see the continual growth in our commercial activities across all our programs. We have great team members in all aspects of the business and this is proven by winning the 2015 GT Asia Series title, our current title bid in the TCR International Series, as well as being selected by Aston Martin to represent the brand in this year’s FIA GT World Cup.”
For more information about the PMW Awards see here: http://www.pmw-magazine.com/news.php?NewsID=74239