Having already displayed a penchant for discovering young talent in their maiden season of Formula One, BMW Sauber will continue their quest for uncovering a future champion when they offer a test to 2005 Formula BMW World Final winner Marco Holzer.

Eighteen year-old Holzer swept to victory in the 2005 event that brings the leading competitors from the British, German, American and Asian one-make series', the German triumphing in front of 33 drivers at Bahrain mindful that the prize is a day testing a BMW Sauber F1.06.

Although the test comes almost year after he triumphed in that race, Holzer will finally take to the seat at Valencia at the end of November in the knowledge that it could move his career in a positive direction.

"This Formula One test is the greatest thing that could happen to me," he said. "Now it's a question of preparing myself for the huge forces that come into play in a Formula One car."

Looking back at previous World Final winners, Holzer is in good company with Williams F1 driver Nico Rosberg, German Formula Three Champion Ho-Pin Tung and newly announced BMW test driver Sebastian Vettel all having made their F1 test debut thanks to their Formula BMW success.

Indeed, BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen is sure of Holzer's potential and is eager to give the youngster his opportunity to shine.

"Marco Holzer has furnished plenty of proof of his potential in Formula BMW Germany. He has earned this test drive with his convincing victory in the 2005 Formula BMW World Final in Bahrain. For Marco this test is an opportunity to familiarise himself with the incredible dynamics of a Formula One vehicle."