Lamborghini Squadra Corse is continuing to invest in Motorsport promises with the fifth edition of youth programs. The Young Drivers Program and the GT3 Junior Program, established in 2014, have enabled many talented drivers to pursue a professional career in Motorsport. Some of them, after racing in the Super Trofeo one-make series, have fulfilled their dream of becoming Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Drivers, while others have managed to win the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In the 2018 season, Lamborghini Squadra Corse will offer this opportunity to 45 drivers, divided as follows: 20 participants in the Young Drivers Program (for drivers under 26 competing in the Super Trofeo one-make series) and 25 members of the GT3 Junior Program (for youngsters racing in GT championships with the Huracán GT3), the latter program is becoming increasingly extensive because of the growing number of Lamborghinis competing in the various GT3 series worldwide.
The young drivers will have the opportunity to access the heart of the Motorsport department of Automobili Lamborghini, thanks to a constant collaboration and interaction with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse staff.
The participants in the Young Drivers Program, many of whom are at their first experience in the world of competitions, will be involved in a specific training that includes testing and development activities with the Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, athletic preparation with the supervision of professional trainers, theoretical lessons on Lamborghini products and communication.
Starting from this year, the members of the GT3 Junior Program, on the other hand, will be significantly more involved in the development of racing cars. Their participation in the tests conducted by Lamborghini Squadra Corse is fundamental both for the drivers, in order to increase their experience, and for the technical department, which is thus able to gather a greater amount of useful information to improve the car components. In addition, this year a sophisticated driving simulator will be installed in the R&D department of Lamborghini Squadra Corse and also in this case the GT3 Junior Drivers will gain virtual experience to be then transferred into the reality of races.
Last but not least, the most deserving participants in the youth programs of Lamborghini Squadra Corse will be offered an additional opportunity, that is, to become instructors for Accademia, the official Lamborghini driving school. For many drivers, given their young age, this would be their first work and a valid life experience at the same time.
As for the drivers participating in the two youth programs of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, this year the Young Drivers Program is enriched with 11 new entries out of a total of 20 drivers: from the Finns Puhakka and Helistekangas to the Dane Schandorff, from the Russian Boguslavisky to the French De Narda, not to mention Pull (UK), Muscat (Australia) and Vettel (Germany). Italy is instead represented by the seventeen-year-old Giacomo Altoé and Francesca Linossi, the second female representative in the program together with the nineteen-year-old German Carrie Schreiner.
Below is the complete list of the participants in the Young Drivers Program
Name. Country. Age. Super Trofeo Championship. Team
Arthur Janosz Poland 24 Asia FFF Racing
Ben Gersekowski Australia 25 Asia Leipert Motorsport
Brandon Gdovic USA 26 North America PPM
Carrie Schreiner Germany 19 Europe Konrad Motorsport
Fabian Vettel Germany 19 Europe Konrad Motorsport
Francesca Linossi Italy 26 Europe Iron Lynx Motorsport
Frederik Schandorff Denmark 21 Europe Leipert Motorsport
Giacomo Altoé Italy 17 Europe Antonelli Motorsport
Jack Bartholomew UK 19 Europe FFF Racing
James Pull UK 18 Europe Bonaldi Motorsport
Joffrey De Narda France 22 Europe Antonelli Motorsport
Juuso Puhakka Finland 19 Asia Leipert Motorsport
Karol Basz Poland 26 Europe Imperiale Racing
Kikko Galbiati Italy 19 Europe Antonelli Motorsport
Loris Spinelli Italy 23 Europe/USA Antonelli Motorsport P1 Motorsport
Lucas Mauron Switzerland 19 Europe MSG Motorsport
Marko Helistekangas Finland 23 Europe Leipert Motorsport
Richard Muscat Australia 25 Asia Leipert Motorsport
Taylor Proto UK 20 North America Us RaceTronics
Timur Boguslavskiy Russia 18 Europe Nefis by Target Racing