O'Young to host car racing courses for parents and youths

Darryl O'Young to organize car racing training courses for kids, hoping to help promote the sport in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 1 August 2013 -- The World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is set to resume in the all-new Race of Argentina this weekend after a month-long break. Meanwhile it has been a busy off-time for Hong Kong top race car driver Darryl O'Young, who joint hands with Grande Vittoria Motorsports, and Sideways Driving Club to organize car racing training courses for kids, hoping to help promote the sport in Hong Kong, especially among the parents here, as well as to provide local kids with a simple, yet funny and low-cost opportunity to experience and explore the world of car racing.

The two-day course targets kids and youths aged 9 to 16 with no previous experience of the sport, while the participation of parents are highly encouraged, so that they may have a better understanding of the sport together with their children. The course aims not only to train up the participant's physical strength, but also their personality, competitiveness and most important of all, sportsmanship.

Darryl O'Young, ROAL Motorsport BMW E90 320 TC
Darryl O'Young, ROAL Motorsport BMW E90 320 TC

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The two-day course begins on August 18 with the computerized car racing simulator training. The WTCC driver will first impart basic driving concepts to participants, before they practice in the simulator with the guidance of fellow instructors. The second phase of the course comes three days later when participants formally drive on a karting racecourse in Shenzhen, China, where they will put into practice the techniques they had learnt through the simulator. O'Young will evaluate the students' progresses as he looks on from trackside, while also tipping them on how to improve their driving and safety awareness.

On top of that, Darryl will also share his vast experience, as well as performing a demo for the participants. Those who finished the two-day course and passed the examinations that follow will be issued with certificates, one of which by the Federation of Automobile Sports of China (FASC).

Speaking of this weekend's race, O’Young cannot hide his excitements about competing on a new tract, “It’s my first time to this circuit but I have seen some footage from the circuit and it looks very challenging. A mix of high speed and low speed turns which should provide some very close and exciting race,” said the Hong Kong based race driver.

Argentina will be making its WTCC debut. The 4.8 kilometers track was inaugurated in 2008, which is located some 1,300 kilometers North West of Buenos Aires. The track will also play host to another FIA-regulated event, MotoGP, starting the 2014 season.

“I’m looking to return to good form this weekend and I think the break has given me and my team some time to regroup and move ahead from the tough season we have faced so far,” said O’Young.

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Series WTCC
Drivers Darryl O'Young
Teams ROAL Motorsport
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Tags argentina, darryl o young, hong kong, rande vittoria motorsports