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David Schumacher to race in MRF Challenge at Bahrain this weekend

Sakhir (Bahrain), Dec 11 (UNI) David Schumacher, son of former
F1 driver Ralf, is the latest addition to India’s only FIA approved
international series, the MRF Challenge, which moves to Bahrain
International Circuit here with a total of four races spread over two
days one December 13 and 14.
The 18-year old David Schumacher from Germany, has been in
tremendous form in the past year, having emerged Rookie
Champion with eight wins in his category, while finishing ninth
Overall in the 2018 Formula-4 ADAC championship, followed by
fourth Overall with four wins in the 2019 Formula-3 Regional
European Championship.
David Schumacher is the latest among high-profile drivers,
who have utilised the MRF Challenge, organised by the Madras
Motor Sports Club (MMSC), as a stepping stone to further their
racing careers.
Mick Schumacher, Harrison Newey, son of Formula-1 designer
ace Adrian Newey, Formula-1 test driver with Alfa Romeo Racing
Tatiana Calderon and last season’s winner Jamie Chadwick, who
is also champion of the inaugural W-Series this year, are some of
the big names to have participated in the MRF Challenge, organised
by the MMSC.
David Schumacher said: “I am really excited to race with the MRF
Challenge in Bahrain. The series is a good platform to race in the
winter break. I am looking forward to get the chance to do my first
race in Bahrain and to prepare for the season 2020.”
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