February 26, 2020
Organisers are putting out a final call for applications to the 2020 Elite MotorSport Academy of New Zealand, with entries closing in just over a fortnight on March 13th.
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.”
The academy is multi-disciplined, catering for race drivers, rally drivers, rally co-drivers and karters. Turner encourages all young competitors to put their name forward for the world-renowned program.
“It’s not just for race drivers, we have rally drivers, co-drivers and young karters join us every year which adds to it. They all bounce off of each other and learn things from different areas of the sport.
“Another 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.”
More information and the application form are available on the Academy page of MotorSport New Zealand’s website.