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Audi Sport racing academy Established to Help Young Drivers


For a select few youngsters, Audi’s new Audi Sport racing academy has just made the road to a career in professional motorsport much easier. With the newly launched two-year program, Audi Sport will take on up to six people under the age of 25 and give them the training, tutoring and experience they need to perfect their driving style behind the wheel of numerous Audi RS and R models on tracks and facilities throughout Europe.

To get things started, Audi Sport has selected three subjects for their first class- 15 year old Hungarian Vivien Keszthelyi, and TT Cup drivers Sheldon van der Linde from South Africa and Nicklas Nielsen from Denmark.  If all goes according to plan, the three will compete in Audi R8 LMSs on a professional level in 2017.

Read the full press release below.

  • New program of the Audi driving experience 
  • Development incubator for future professional race drivers

Audi has complemented the program of its Audi driving experience by a project for young drivers in motorsport. The Audi Sport racing academy promotes talented youngsters with assistance by mentors from the brand’s professional squad. The objective of the two-year program is for the participants to become professional race drivers themselves.

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