A 15 year old karter from Switzerland, a 16 year multiple karting champion from Thailand, a 15 year old from Poland racing in the KIA Lotos series and two lads who competed in Saudi Formula BMW will be travelling to the fabulous Yas Marina Circuit next week. They will be taking part in the first of six events in Formula Gulf Academy, the world’s most cost effective driver development program and single seater championship.
They will work closely with head driver coach Tommy Erdos who knows exactly what it takes to win races and championships having won both British Formula Renault 2.0 and GT titles and 24H Le Mans twice in an LMP2. Tommy also provides advanced driver coaching for the 'Pure McLaren' official track driving programme.
Driving identical 185bhp slicks and wings formula racing cars that can reach 240kph and reach 100kph in less than 4 seconds, they will also be supported with fitness and media training during the 6 month program
Martin Hope of GulfSport Racing said ‘We are delighted to again attract such promising talent to the UAE. The goal of all of these drivers is to acquire the skills and experience necessary to justify their move to a higher level championship, which is typically FIA F4 or EuroFormula Open (F3), hoping to follow in the footsteps of many of our previous graduates, some of whom became professional racing drivers.'