The New South Wales Road Racing Club (NSWRRC) has confirmed the calendar for its 2024 motorsport development program, starting with a Come and Try Day in February
Established to help pave an encouraging pathway for women into motorsport, the program has now expanded to juniors, while adult male students can also attend if there are still slots available.
From hill climbs and supersprints, to officials training and Come and Try Days, the program features a number of different disciplines that will give individuals the tools required to compete.
At each event, participants will receive practical car maintenance and race car preparation training as well as a theoretical lesson on optimum racing lines and race driving techniques in addition to actual time in the car.
Get more information on the Come and Try Day via the NSWRRC.
The program simply requires interested participants to bring their own car and willingness to learn outside of their comfort zone, and like many other motorsport development programs, the club provides experienced drivers to act as mentors and coaches.
Although it is not necessary for students to attend all 10 training days, NSWRRC President Dean Steward highly recommended those interested in taking part attend as many sessions as they can.
“We are really proud of this program as there have been a lot of women who have come through over the years and graduated into racing drivers,” Steward said.
“For that reason, we have opted to expand to junior and male drivers, as it’s proven a successful program and the perfect opportunity for people who wonder what it’s like to be on track to get a taste.
“The program is designed to provide participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to begin their motorsport journey, with professional driver training and various aspects of motorsport training all part of it.
“I think it’s important to attend most of the sessions, because just like any skill, the more you attend, the better and more confident you get, but in the end, it’s up to the individual on what they can do.
“We have also included a 12-month club membership in the program and a Motorsport Australia one-year speed licence, because for the club, we are excited to bring people’s dreams of getting on track into a reality.”
Students can enrol via the Development Program page on the NSWRRC website, for the Come and Try Day later this month.
The program costs $900 to attend, but there are a limited number of student positions available,
so interested participants are encouraged to get in early to ensure they don’t miss out.
Further information can be found on the NSWRRC website.
The first event for the New South Wales Road Racing Club’s Motorsport Development Program takes place at Sydney Motorsport Park on 24 February.
2024 NSWRRC Motorsport Development Program Calendar
24 Feb - Come and Try Day - Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo Circuit
9 Mar - Technical & Theoretical Training Day - Ford Dealer
7 Apr - Supersprint - SMSP Druitt Circuit
27 Apr - Officials training - NSWRRC Six Hour Regularity SMSP
11 May - Supersprint - Sydney Motorsport Park Gardner Circuit
23 Jun - Hillclimb training - Huntley Hillclimb
14 Aug - Small Car Cup - Pheasant Wood Circuit
15 Sep - Supersprint - One Raceway Goulburn
26 Oct - Come and Try Day - Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo
TBC - Graduation Day - Entertainment Park Bankstown