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Joining the YRDA

Updated: Jul 26, 2021

In April this year, I was invited to join the YRDA (Young Racing Drivers Academy). The academy is based at Arden Motorsports and is run by Jamie Horner.

Simulator Training

The YRDA offers me simulator training in their state of the art simulator. I get a day to myself where the team and I can focus on learning new tracks and developing my driving technique. The man behind the scene is Steve Hutchinson. Steve is a highly experienced driver/coach who not only works for Arden but Red Bull Racing, Mercedes AMG F1 and Alpine. The coaching is extremely in depth and the attention to detail is at its finest, without it, it wouldn't be the same.

Quote from social media

"Joining the YRDA has allowed me to not only improve and work on race craft in their state of the art simulator, but to also meet and connect to many people within the sport. The program helps one progress in their motorsport career and can open up an array of opportunities."


The Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) was launched in April 2013 by The Business of Sport, (TBOS) global a sports management consultancy - with the aim of providing young drivers with the support required to make it to the highest echelons of motorsport.

The YRDA is a motorsport academy that is focused on identifying, mentoring and coaching young racing driver talent and providing a pathway from Karting into single-seater racing. YRDA delivers a specialist programme and provides tailored mentoring, marketing and management support to young racing drivers. YRDA and its programme partners possess wide-ranging expertise and experience across the business of motorsport and are perfectly placed to encourage and assist a young racing driver in maximising his or her on and off track potential. YRDA’s aim is to identify talented young racing drivers and provide opportunities for those individuals to develop the necessary range of skills, knowledge and level of confidence to fully prepare them to compete to the best of their ability in their chosen feeder series and move towards their ultimate goal of racing in F1 or other categories of professional motorsport.


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