The 2020 intake for Racing Together is now closed. Check back soon for further announcements.
Australian Motorsport has not had any noticeable participation by our Indigenous People.
Motorsport, like any sport, has enormous potential to provide a source of enjoyment, motivation and pride, to those who participate, be it as a driver, mechanic, race engineer or event official.
The Racing Together project is designed to identify and then assist suitable candidates from a cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths of both genders, in the 12 to 16 years age group, and provide them with an opportunity to pursue a career in our sport, as either a driver or a member of a race team.
The project will be a two step programme run in the southern Brisbane suburb of Logan. The first pilot programme is due to commence in late September or early October.
To enter, please click the button below to download the entry form. The form will need to be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian and returned to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 03 October 2020.
The first step involves a pilot programme which will be run in Queensland. It will be based on Logan City which has Queensland’s highest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
It will comprise the following:
Subject to the success of the Pilot programme, the project would be extended to multiple regions of Australia.
Consultation will be conducted with Indigenous Community leaders to ascertain appropriate venues and in particular identify remote area candidates and the means to ensure their participation.
Corporate and philanthropic contributions would be sought to supplement the funding for this phase of the project.
Should a suitable driver candidate be identified following at least one year of competition, funding will be provided for participation in the Ferrari Academy (Asia Pacific) which involves circuit racing in an FIA Formula 4 single seat race car, in Sydney.
A “pathway” for a potentially successful candidate, through the sport, would be mapped and implemented, and assistance in sourcing funding provided.
Are you interested in participating, being a part of, or even sponsoring Racing Together? Contact us below.