FIA Institute Awards Skip Barber Racing School Highest Level of Accreditation in Young Driver Safety ProgrammeJul 24, 2014
FIA Institute Awards Skip Barber Racing School Highest Level of Accreditation in Young Driver Safety Programme
Braselton, GA (July 24, 2014) – Skip Barber Racing School and Mexico’s OMDAI have been awarded the highest level of accreditation in the FIA Institute’s Young Driver Safety Programme and will now become Regional Training Providers (RTPs) for young drivers.
Demonstrating a clear determination to promote driver safety and facilitate the development of young racers, Skip Barber Racing School was accredited the top Achievement of Excellence level. As an RTP, the organization will work with National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) and other motor sport stakeholders to provide and aid young driver development across their respective geographical regions.
Skip Barber Racing School is renowned globally for its approach to training young drivers and comprehensive preparation for a career in motor sport. The School has trained over 520 racers under the age of 24 in 2013, and one in three professional drivers in the US is a graduate of Skip Barber Racing School.
Skip Barber Racing School Chairman Michael Culver said: “These accreditations underscore the efforts of the Skip Barber Racing School team to continue to develop the best training methods for young drivers and future champions. It’s a proud day for our company and we look forward to a long and successful affiliation and collaboration with the FIA Institute.”
OMDAI and Skip Barber join the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), Motorsport South Africa (MSA) and the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) as RTPs for the Young Driver Safety Programme. The Programme aims to improve the level of education and training provided to young drivers. The accreditation scheme measures ASNs against a rigorous set of standards and those who achieve the highest level can then apply to become an RTP.
About Skip Barber Racing School
For 39 years, Skip Barber Racing School has been the leader in training motorsports legends of the future through entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive-and-drive experience, financial awards and motorsports scholarships. Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Scott Speed, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, John Edwards, Conor Daly, Josef Newgarden, Spencer Pigot and many more.