NICK YELLOLY ANNOUNCED AS BMW MOTORSPORT WORKS DRIVER FOR 2019

24 February 2019

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Sunday 24 February 2019 – For Immediate Release

Solihull racing driver Nick Yelloly will join BMW Motorsport as part of the works programme for the 2019 season.

A strong season in 2018 alongside the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup saw him win in Monaco and Germany, remaining in the championship hunt until the final race.

In December 2018 the 28-year-old was invited to take part in the DTM Young Driver tests in Jerez which saw him get behind the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM.

Throughout the season when he wasn’t racing, Nick continued his Simulator and Test driver duties for Force India (Now Racing Point F1).

The first official outing for Nick as a BMW Motorsport works driver will see him join AAI Motorsports for the first round of the China GT Series where he will join team owner Jun-San Chen in their #90 BMW M6 GT3.

Speaking of the announcement Nick said:

“It’s exciting to be part of the BMW factory programme, it’s something I’ve been working on for a long time now to make that happen.

“It’s great to be part of BMW and I’m looking forward to seeing the progress throughout the year racing in the BMW M6 GT3 and getting more seat time.”

 

Further announcements about Nick’s full BMW Motorsport works schedule for 2019 will be announced soon.

About AAI Motorsports

AAI Motorsports is a Taiwanese-based team racing in the China GT Championship for the 2019 season under the FIST -Team AAI banner with three BMW M6 GT3’s and one BMW M4 GT4.

The team was established in 1991 by owner/driver Jun-San Chen and has raced in Blancpain GT Series, Asian Le Mans Series and various regional series.

China GT Series

China GT is a nationwide championship featuring the world’s best brands and is ratified by the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China (CAMF) as well as authorised by the General Administration of Sports of China. 

China GT entrusts world renowned Memotec Messtechnik to customise a Balance of Performance (BoP) for each model of car based on circuit characteristics for the GT3, GTC, GTM and GT4 classes; GT4 is governed under licence from SRO Motorsports Group.

Nick Yelloly Racing Highlights

2018Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup with FACH Auto Tech – Vice Champion, 2 wins, 1 podium

2017 Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver
Porsche Carrera Cup with Project 1 Motorsport – Vice Champion, 3 wins, 8 podiums

2016 Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver
Porsche Carrera Cup with Project 1 Motorsport – Rookie Vice Champion, 6th overall

2015 Full test programme with JOTA Sport
In-season F1 test for Force India Formula One Team
Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver

2015 Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver
GP2 Series with Hilmer (part season)

2014 Force India Formula One Team Simulator & Test Driver
GP3 Series with Status GP, finishing 6th overall – 1 win, 4 podiums

2013 GP3 Series with Carlin Motorsport, finishing 6th overall – 4 podiums

2012 Formula 3.5 Series with Comtec, finishing 5th overall – 2 wins, 4 podiums & 1 pole position

2011 GP3 Series with Atech CRS GP – 1 podium
Formula Renault 3.5 Series, competing in three events – 1 podium & 13th in the championship overall after just three races

2010 Formula Renault UK with Atech GP – 1 pole, 1 win & 3 podiums
Formula 2.0 Eurocup with Atech GP

2009 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup with Hitech GP – Vice Champion
Formula Renault with Hitech

2008 Formula Renault UK Winter Cup with Fortec Motorsport

2006-2007Karting Championships