Great opportunity for local drivers to get into motorsports

The Malta Motorsport Federation has created an online programme for the young drivers during the outbreak of the COVID-19, which was 80 per cent funded by the International Federation of Automobiles (FIA).

MMF president Tonio Cini said that the local federation was proactive and took this initiative to find new motor sport talented drivers in Malta.

The Young Drivers Training Programme will be open for people aged between 8 years and25 years old. There will be a small nominal fee and the applications must be submitted by not later than Monday 30th June 2020.

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations Clifton Grima, said t that such a programme will give our Maltese drivers the necessary skills amongst which, career management, nutrition and lifestyle.

Kate Robson Head of Sport Grant Programme and Accreditation for FIA, commended the efforts of Malta Motorsport Federation, and said that this programme will be opening new opportunities for the Maltese Drivers as it did in other countries.

Project Coordinator Khalili Beschir explained that the YDP will be divided in two phases. Phase one will be an online assessment which will also give coaches, trainers and the RTP team more time to assess the Maltese drivers, until the FIA coaches would be able to travel to Malta hopefully in September to assess them in Malta and see who is really committed for this sport. Top performers will be given a one week fully paid training camp with top international racing teams like ROTAX or with a F4 team.