Young Driver Development Programme
Our new Young Driver Development Programme replaces the Rookie programme for 2020 and, importantly, it includes much more than just financial rewards. It also offers key benefits from the successful
This new programme continues our mission to ensure UK racing talent has a chance to shine and isn’t held back because of financial barriers but it also offers much more than this; it takes a more holistic approach to supporting our drivers.
The Young Driver Development Programme will operate its own separate points table within the championship but as drivers are also competing within one of the core championship categories: Pro, Pro-Am or Am, they have the opportunity to win even more prize money.
The end-of-season prize fund is set at £55,000 and the breakdown is as follows:
In addition, a premium wristwatch will be awarded to the driver who accumulates the highest number of fastest laps over the season.
In association with Michelin, the Young Driver Development Programme will provide three sets of control slick Michelin tyres plus technical training on how to get the best from them.
Off track, eligible drivers will benefit from a media training session and a bespoke team kit will differentiate them in the paddock.
Similar to the level of support offered for the
To take part in this new programme, drivers will need to be under 25 years of age on 1 March 2020 and cannot have competed in any