Fun Cup Academy to lure karting talent
A new Fun Cup Academy has been set up to help karters make the transition to car racing.
Former TVR Tuscan racer Jay Shepherd and his Team7racing squad is behind the new Academy and wants to emphasise that the Fun Cup is a low cost way for drivers to step up.
“With the migration from karting to car racing the logical step, or most common, is Ginettas or single-seaters,” said Shepherd. “But the Fun Cup is overlooked. The costs are very low compared to other categories and even karting. I’ve raced 700-800bhp GT cars but this is the most fun I’ve ever had in racing.”
Shepherd added that getting used to pitstops and driver changes could also be useful for young racers later in their careers. “We’ve had a lot of interest and got several drivers booked for the first tests in August,” he said. “We will offer more concentrated instruction to give them more track time to get an understanding of what a race driver needs to do to be more competitive from the start.”
Shepherd has bought two Fun Cup cars, including a two-seater one to help with instructing.
“We’ve also bought a race car so once drivers have been through the training programme we can give them the chance to race,” he said. “It’s very exciting.”