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Applications open for 2024 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand

Applications for the 2024 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand are open. Young kiwi competitors who hold all types of competition licences with MotorSport New Zealand and its affiliates are encouraged to put their names forward for the renowned elite training academy

International stars such as recent Bathurst 1000 champions Shane van Gisbergen and Richie Stanaway are among the drivers to have benefited from the academy. Hayden Paddon, Brendon Hartley, Earl Bamber, Nick Cassidy, Mitch Evans, and Andre Heimgartner are also part of the over 160 graduates who have all graduated from the academy.

Designed to equally benefit those who compete in Race, Rally, ClubSport, and KartSport disciplines, the academy program sees multiple participants take part in a week-long camp at the Otago Academy of Sport. At the camp, they are given intensive courses in fitness, nutrition, media, sponsorship, and mental performance.

Each participant then receives a personalised 12-month program where they continue to work with providers of the academy to further their development.

MotorSport New Zealand President and trustee of the Scholarship Trust, Wayne Christie, looks forward to another Elite MotorSport Academy selection process.

“We really encourage aspiring young competitors to get their applications in early for the Elite MotorSport Academy while the rally season is still fresh and the race season is about to begin,” said Christie.

“New Zealand is full of motorsport talent. Few countries can boast such an impressive line-up of top-level competitors on the world stage as we can.

The 2024 edition of the academy camp will take place in Dunedin from 7-13 July 2024. More information and the application form can be found by clicking this link. Applications will close on 11 March 2024.

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