Elite French watch manufacturer BRM Chronographes has been confirmed as an official partner of the F4UAE Championship powered by Abarth, starting next weekend at the Dubai Autodrome, the first point-scoring round of the 2016/2017 season.

BRM will not only create all trophies that will be presented to the category’s podium finishers at each round, but also will provide exclusive commemorative watches for the outright F4UAE Champion and highest-placed Rookie driver come season’s end next March.

“BRM is pleased to become a partner of the F4UAE Championship in the United Arab Emirates, supporting the growth of motorsport in the GCC region,” said Mr Bernard Richards, founder of BRM Chronographes. “We wish all the competitors best of luck for the season ahead and look forward to presenting one of our timeless masterpieces to both the outright champion and top-performing rookie at the conclusion of the Championship.”

BRM Chronographes was born of the strength of commitment and the passion for precision engineering that has fuelled founder Mr Richards since his childhood. A motorbike collector and an avid fan of car racing himself, his racing spirit continues to be expressed throughout his original watches. Renowned for its iconic watches such as the legendary V12 and its “piston” pushers, the stunning R50 and its motorcycle cylinder-shaped mechanism or the revolutionary Birotor with its four shock absorbers, BRM Chronographes has become a key partner in the international motorsport industry.

In his watchmaking factory based just outside of Paris in France, Mr Bernard Richards creates original and authentic timepieces in limited edition, all custom-made and hand-finished. For 25 years now, those customers, looking for a unique watch that can be personalized at will, have been choosing BRM.

"We are delighted to welcome such a high-quality brand like BRM as an official Championship partner," said Carl Rolaston, promoter of F4UAE. “The company has a history of being involved with some of the most respected motorsport categories and racing drivers, and this partnership is another important boost for F4UAE. We are excited to be included among their endorsed partnerships for the season ahead.”

Other BRM Chronographes partnerships within motorsport have included the French F4 Championship, the 24H Series, Porsche Club Motorsport, the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, World Series by Renault, Karting X30 and the F1H2O World Championship.

Round 1 of the F4UAE Championship powered by Abarth will take place from November 17-19, 2016, at the Dubai Autodrome Circuit. More information about the event can be found at http://www.f4uae.com/events/2016-round-one

For more information about BRM Chronographes, please visit: http://www.brm-manufacture.com/