Fun Cup Academy to lure kart­ing tal­ent

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

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.”

Academy aims for karters

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.