AMER: Team Autotecnica launches Junior Team program

TEAM AUTOTECNICA LAUNCHES NEW JUNIOR TEAM PROGRAM Formula BMW Championship winning team sets out innovative new program to test, train and mentor young talent. January 19, 2009- Toronto, ON - Team Autotecnica is proud to announce ...

TEAM AUTOTECNICA LAUNCHES NEW JUNIOR TEAM PROGRAM

Formula BMW Championship winning team sets out innovative new program to test, train and mentor young talent.

January 19, 2009- Toronto, ON - Team Autotecnica is proud to announce the introduction of a new and unique motorsports program, The Autotecnica Junior Team. Team Autotecnica is a multi-time champion in both the Fran-Am 2000 and Formula BMW Americas racing series. As a leader in Junior Motorsports for the past six years, they have shaped the development of many top drivers.

"Team Autotecnica is very excited about this new program," states team manager Enrico Diano. "We saw a gap in transitioning kart racers into formula car racers," continues Diano from the team race shop near Toronto, ON. "Our focus is to close that gap."

The Autotecnica Junior Team is a comprehensive testing, training and mentoring program targeting kart racers looking to enter an entry-level formula racing series. The program is designed to enhance the transition from karts to cars and prepare drivers for licensing and scholarship courses. It will also allow parents to experience an informative and extended view into car racing. Furthermore this program can be used by existing car drivers looking to refine their skills with a top-level team.

An important part of the program is a mentoring plan. Every Junior Team member will be assigned a Team Autotecnica driver as a mentor giving them the opportunity to learn and connect one-on-one with their peers.

The Autotecnica Junior Team is intended to be a complete development program that will include track testing, classroom sessions, race event attendance and building a funding model. As well, each kart racer will get a complete identity package to signify them as Junior Team Drivers.

"We have seen people do testing here and testing there, not really getting as much from the effort as they could," confides Diano. "This program will help not just the drivers, but their parents make better decisions on their racing future."

The program is limited to 6 drivers. Driver participation is at the discretion of Team Autotecnica. Entries are welcome until March 15, 2009 and on-track activity is planned to begin in the late spring and continuing into the summer.

-credit: www.autotecnicagroup.com

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