Want To Be An Aston Martin Racer?

BY Azfar Hashim

Aston Martin Racing is launching a young driver programme, the Evolution Academy, which offers a coveted 2016 Aston Martin Racing works driver contract to the most successful participant of the season

The academy, being launched at the Autosport International Show, is open to applications from drivers aged 17 to 25. It has been devised by the Banbury-based team to help support and develop young talent, as well as creating a breeding ground for Aston Martin Racing works drivers of the future. Successful applicants, limited to a maximum of ten, will be assigned a professional mentor from Aston Martin Racing’s team of top GT drivers. In addition, they will be given fitness and nutrition assessments and advice; PR, marketing and sponsorship support; training sessions in an Aston Martin Base Performance Simulator; and Evolution Academy-branded apparel including a race suit and team kit. At the end of the season, the most successful participant will be offered an Aston Martin Racing works driver contract for 2016. 

Aston Martin Racing competes at the highest level of GT racing, including a works team in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Nurburgring 24 Hours; and works-supported entries in Blancpain GT Series and other major GT races. With its full range of GT racing cars ranging from the V8 Vantage GT4 — its entry-level race car aimed at those starting out in a GT career — through to the V12 Vantage GT3 and the V8 Vantage GTE, there is a clear progression path for drivers of any age looking to begin or develop their racing career.

To apply for a place in the Evolution Academy, or to receive more information, contact Andrew Williamson on +44 (0)1295 754276, or Warren Jones on +44 (0)1295 754165,