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06 September 2018

Want to race Aston Martins?

If so, you could be Aston’s next racing driver. Maybe

Craig Jamieson
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Yep, you read it right – if you want to be an actual Aston Martin Racing driver, you can be. Well, with one or two caveats.

This isn’t just for anyone – you’ve got to be between 17 and 25 years old, and already be “competing in partner and customer Vantage GT cars in recognised championships.”

And don’t think for a second that you’re going to breeze in, even if you are a young gun driver who already races Vantage GTs. Think more along the lines of Top Gun, except that there’s only going be one of you graduating. And there might be less overt homoeroticism. We don’t know; we’ve not been in a driver academy before.

“Contestants will be judged on a wide range of criteria that include pace, consistency, technical feedback and fitness,” says Aston. “The judging panel will also evaluate drivers’ ability to manage the strategic, teamwork, commercial and public relations aspects of their role. Finally, the outstanding candidate will demonstrate the most potential to develop their talent for the future.”

So yeah, not as easy as burying your right foot in a Vantage and thanking your sponsors. But the rewards certainly seem worth it – driving an Aston around Spa does seem like one of the bucket-list things to try and do.

If you genuinely, genuinely fit the profile, you should send your racing CV to Aston Martin by March 2019…


Tags: aston martin, racing, spa, motorsports

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