Star Racing Academy Launched to Recruit and Train Chinese Racers for Formula Masters China Series

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(Jan. 23, 2013) Beijing – The Star Racing Academy has been established by Volkswagen Group China Sports Car Project to support Chinese motor sport hopefuls with their racing careers. Under the program, 6 Chinese drivers will be trained comprehensively by participating in the all-new 2013 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS). The racer recruitment is in process and will be finished on Feb. 28, 2013. 

With the increasing number of motor sports events introduced into China in the recent decade, more professional talents are needed to keep motor sports alive and thriving. The Star Racing Academy aims to train young Chinese racers properly in the beginning of their racing career, as well ensuring the best opportunities and the most professional environment for further development. “The newly established Star Racing Academy dedicates itself to supporting Chinese talents, aged between 15 and 25, in their career path through a 3-year program to prepare them for the upcoming FMCS races, and the future, higher-level races.” said Mr. Dominic Lyncker, Motorsports Director of Sports Car Project China. 

The Star Racing Academy not only includes coaching from professional drivers, but also covers pre-season testing and fitness training. In addition to driving skill and race tactics education, they will also receive technical education, sponsorship acquisition and management coaching as well as public relations and media training in the future. The participants are encouraged to move to one-make cups and other racing series in China or Asia along with the development of professional skills.

The 2013 FMCS will be the first professional racing stage for the recruits, who will be competing against international drivers in the six-race series. In addition to racing in China, they will be competing in Korea and Malaysia. All FMCS participants will use the same state-of-the art Formula racing car to ensure both performance and safety. The racing car is equipped with a Tatuus FA 010 Carbon composite monocoque chassis, FIA F3 standard, and is powered by a Formula Evo 2.0 FSI engine.

As well as providing a fair competition platform to enable young drivers to experience high- quality racing, the FMCS also offers the best opportunities for all the drivers to step up into a professional career in motorsport in either single seaters, touring- or GT cars. The series aims to be a platform to source local talent for these racing cups.

The official website of Formula Masters China Series has been launched. For more detail information about FMCS and Chinese racer recruitment, please visit: www.formulamasterschina.com