BAM Motorsport has added another exciting name to their roster of managed racing drivers welcoming Nobuya Yamanaka to the fold on a three-year programme to help the Japanese progress to higher levels in the sport.
The 58-year-old from Shizuoka, a notable and renown businessman in Japan, is a latecomer to racing having debuted on track in Japan in 2012 in the Interproto Championship and other endurance events, progressing well and becoming Interproto Gentleman’s Champion in 2016.
Nobuya has now decided to see how far he can venture in the sport and has entrusted his programme of development to BAM Motorsport and the Management of MD David Madgwick.
“It’s great to have Nobuya on board,” said Madgwick. “Like us he has a deep passion for motorsport and with his passion and drive and our expertise, we will be guiding and advising him over the next few years to see what levels he can reach.
“We have a number of professionals and aspiring professionals on our books from across the globe and with Nobuya joining us, it is testament to our skills to add a gentleman racer to the portfolio.”
Nobuya has already started out on a test and development programme with BAM Motorsport who have engaged Eurasia Motorsport to oversee Nobuya’s initial on track activities in the LMP3 category.
“Nobuya has been testing now in LMP3 and had has shown a good turn of speed and ability, particularly having never driven a prototype before,” added Madgwick. “His next steps will be important and will include more testing across Asia combined with selected outings in the FRD LMP3 China Endurance Series before embarking on a full season in the Asian Le Mans Championship in 2018/19.
With the addition of Yamanaka, BAM Motorsport is now even more active across the globe representing multiple drivers, teams and sponsors from Formula 1 and the FIA World Endurance Championship to regional racing and karts on five continents.