Academy gets underway at Yas Marina

Formula Gulf Academy is an established and internationally renowned competition driving school and national race series. It kicks off its 6th season with a two-day test at the billion dollar Yas Marina Circuit on 27th and 28th October.

Designed to fast-track the development of young aspiring professional racing drivers, GulfSport’s academy program includes advanced coaching during the course of 36 testing, qualifying and race sessions covering nearly 2,000 kilometers on a variety of circuit configurations. Drivers also benefit from fitness coaching and assessments, media coaching and engineering seminars. 

Previous Formula Gulf Champions came from Lebanon, Spain, UK, Kenya, and Denmark and the 2016 season will likely continue this international theme with drivers coming from Russia, India, Poland, Holland, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Having completed initial training at the Dubai Autodrome with GulfSport Racing, 17 year old Nabil Hussain is looking forward to getting onto the famous F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi later this month. This season will see the return of Saudi racer, Omar Gazzaz, fresh from his summer racing program in the UK.

Viktor Lysenko will be travelling from Russia to join the Academy program fresh from testing with Campos Racing, Spain's leading race team and Dutchman Eric Goedhart will make a switch from 2 wheels to 4 as he sets about racing a very quick formula car. Two experienced young racing drivers from Poland and the UK are in discussion with their sponsors and Australia’s Jordan Oon will make another appearance in December when he plans to break the lap record he set last season at the Dubai Autodrome.

Young UAE karting star Saeed Al Ali will be joining the Academy this weekend before his hopeful debut into F4 later in the season.

With the demise of the BMW Talent Cup after just three seasons and the lauded Jim Russell Racing School morphing into the Simraceway in California, it would appear that Formula Gulf Academy may have just become the world's leading young driver development program.