Pretoria - Volkswagen is investing in the future of South African motorsport with the establishment of a Motorsport Academy.
The academy will not only make driving courses commercially available to the public, but participants that show the most promise will be selected for a final shootout in November, where they will stand a chance to earn a place in the Volkswagen factory team.
“The Volkswagen Motorsport Academy’s main goal will be to ensure the sustainability of motorsport and especially circuit racing going forward,” Volkswagen SA said at its motorsport launch event on Feburary 1.
“Over the past three years, the company, through its motorsport division and associated Volkswagen Advanced Driving Academy, has successfully unearthed raw driving talent through an innovative talent-search programme. For 2019, Volkswagen is pleased to announce that it has expanded even more through the establishment of a dedicated Volkswagen Motorsport Academy.”
The Academy will be headed up by multiple circuit racing champion Michael Stephen, who is extremely upbeat about the new challenge.