Tom Daley, BMW London 2012 Performance Team member, has taken delivery of a new MINI One D Hatch after his 17th birthday. BMW London 2012 provides support to Team GB and Paralympics GB as they prepare for the Games.
Tom will be taking his first driving lessons in his new MINI, at the same time has his Olympic training which includes preparation for the July FINA World Championships in China. Tom has also enrolled onto the MINI Drivers at Goodwood programme, a young driver training programme based on a motor circuit and focuses on teaching safety behind the wheel as well as encourages good driving habits.
Speaking at the handover of the car Tom said "like every other 17 year old I can't wait to get behind the wheel of my first car, but in my case having my driving licence will be a huge help in my training and preparation schedule for the Olympic Games. When I learn a new dive, it's all about practicing until I get it right. I'll apply the same practice and determination to learning to drive."
BMW has been chosen by the London Organisation Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) as the Official Automotive Partner and as part of the partnership, BMW will provide Efficient Dynamic diesel cars, hybrids and electric vehicles, below the LOCOG target of 120g/km, alongside bicycles and motorcycles.
The BMW vehicles will be used to transport athletes, officials and the media at Olympic and Paralympic events. BMW and MINI dealers will be also be supporting and linking with athletes across the UK.
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