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Elite MotorSport Academy Applications open for 2020

December 6, 2019

Applications for the 2020 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand are open. Young kiwi competitors who hold licences with MotorSport New Zealand and its affiliates are encouraged to put their names forward for the renowned elite training academy.

The academy has fostered young talent who regularly make headlines around the world for their achievements. Shane van Gisbergen, Hayden Paddon, Mitch Evans, Brendon Hartley, Richie Stanaway and more recently Marcus Armstrong have all received training through the academy.

Academy trustee David Turner praises the level of recognition the academy attracts internationally.

“We are incredibly pleased the Academy has done so much for so many of our great young talents that we have in the sport and that the FIA recognise just what we offer, which is more than many other countries.” said Turner.

“It’s amazing how quick the year passes us by, the current 2019 class are doing a great job and it’s going to be a great summer for so many of them. We are already thinking of the Class of 2020 and looking forward to seeing the applications come in.

“We urge young competitors to apply or talk to people that have attended the Academy and see just what they have to say and what it has done for them.”

Ronan Murphy, winner of the 2019 Elite Academy Camp and NZ Formula Ford racer also encourages young competitors to apply.

“The academy is about a whole lot more than driving.” said Murphy.

“They teach you things you wouldn’t even think are an important part of becoming a professional in this sport. A lot of people think it’s one big fitness camp but whilst that is one focus area, there is so much more on offer that you just can’t get anywhere else.

“Anyone young competitor who is serious about making a career in motorsport needs to be applying for the academy”

More information and the application form are available on the Academy page of MotorSport New Zealand’s website, www.motorsport.org.nz. Applications will close on March 13th 2020.

Finally, Turner reminds past applicants who were not selected should apply again for 2020.

“The big thing for everyone to remember is that if you have applied before that does not stop you from applying again so remember this, it could be one of the best decisions of your career.”

Applications can be submitted using the online form

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