Similar to programs already running in England, Scotland and Wales, Ireland launched it’s own Junior 1000 Rally Challenge programme.
Main stars of this programme are young drivers of 14, 15 and 16 years of age and cars powered by 1-litre engines are built for safety and not performance, reports Rally.ie.
“This weekend sees the conclusion of weeks of hard work and the start of something that many of us in the sport feel passionately about – and that’s to give the youngsters an opportunity to compete in a managed environment in order to develop their skills and talent”, said series founder and owner of SuperDrive Motorsports Centre Brendan Crealey last week. “All of the lads have done extremely well so far and we are very excited – as they are too – about seeing them compete in a rally car for the very first time. It’s a big moment for them and for everyone involved.”
Hopefully more countries adopt this system and talented youngsters start knocking on the doors of major rally championships in near future.
Full article on Rally.ie.