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Formula Gulf Academy

GulfSport Racing LLC


The new Formula Gulf Academy

  • Full Season budget only US$53,000
  • Flights included to all event in the UAE
  • 6 events at both Yas Marina Circuit and Dubai Autodrome
  • Full Academy training plan including (fitness, media and engineering coaching)
  • Champion awarded with US$20,000 scholarship

After five years of running Formula Gulf in the UAE, GulfSport Racing LLC (GSR) is embarking on an enhanced youth driver development program with the introduction of the 'Formula Gulf Academy’.

The Academy's main aim is to offer drivers a comprehensive education while preparing them for a career in Motorsport. It is aimed at those younger drivers who are moving on from Karting and looking to use the off-season to get a step ahead of the competition.

Martin Hope, GulfSport's Motorsport Director continues to explain:

“Training and promoting young talent continues to be an important strand of GulfSport's ethos. We have been actively involved in supporting talented young drivers for many years now and we will continue this tradition. 

The Formula Gulf Academy is positioned between karting and a race series like F4 or FR2.0 which enables us to react to new conditions and the massive increase in costs recently seen in junior single-seater racing. 

As such we are offering young drivers an extremely cost-effective platform and we are sharpening our focus on practical driving experience and driver education so as to provide them with the best possible preparation for their future career on and off the track.”

For this season the amazing $53,000 budget includes flights for all drivers, making it the most costs effective junior racing academy worldwide.

2015/16 Champion


Cato Poulsen





“After a successful carrier in karting it was time to move up to car racing. We came across Formula Gulf in the summer of 2015 and what they offered on paper seemed to tick the boxes of what we were looking for. I was only 15 at the time with a Nat. B licence from Denmark, but this was no problem for us with Formula Gulf.
I had limited budget to get started but with costs under Euro 50k this was very attractive. Also to be in a training series, driving some of the best and safest circuits in the world seemed to all make sense.
I went onto win the series, set a bunch of fastest laps, learnt an incredible amount, got great exposure back home and more importantly the budget is not broken…!” Cato Poulsen