MSA and MasterDrive are joining forces to promote motorsport


Motorsport South Africa (MSA) is pleased to welcome MasterDrive as a training partner in one of the most exciting motorsport programs in the form of FIA Rally Star, South Africa. MasterDrive will help MSA safely conduct a range of slalom challenges across the country from December 2021 to March 2022 and the national finals in April 2022. The slalom challenges will select the best male and female participants in each To become one of 32 finalists in each challenge to participate in the national finals, where participants will be selected to represent South Africa in the continental finals. South Africa’s participation in this program, the organization of the various challenges and the national final was generously funded by a grant from the FIA ​​Sport Grant program administered by the FIA. It is open to anyone who will be at least 17 but not older than 26 on January 1st next year. The program also has a special focus on gender and racial diversity. It offers possibly one of the greatest prizes ever in motorsport, so aside from the joy of taking part in the first challenges, the opportunity to take part in the national finals and, for the selected drivers, the chance to take part in the continental finals, the winners of the Continental Finals will enjoy participating in an ongoing program that could launch an international rally career. This would include a training season in 2023 that would include participation in six European rallies and would focus on competing in the Junior WRC in 2024 and 2025 and ultimately the winner of the Junior WRC 2025, a fully funded WRC2 drive in the FIA World 2026, could extend rally championship. Individuals interested in attending should visit www.fiarallystar.com to find out how to attend this exciting event and #BeTheNextOne. Dates and venues for the individual challenges will be announced on this website and entries in the program can be made there. MasterDrive is a results-oriented driver training organization that supports and supports companies in dealing with driver risk interventions. The company was founded in 1999 and became part of the RAC group and has expanded its scope of activity to the African continent with its own offices in the four main SA centers. The company has a dedicated team of professional, internationally recognized instructors who provide training on a range of programs. These cover the entire range of vehicles – from motorcycles to cars to buses and trucks. Adrian Scholtz, CEO of Motorsport South Africa, said: “I am very pleased to be working with MasterDrive on this and other possible future projects. We share a common passion not only for cars and motorcycles, but also for road safety, and this partnership is an ideal way to improve the skills and habits of young drivers. ” MasterDrive has also agreed to reward the 17-year-old winner of MSA’s inaugural digital motorsport championship, the ATK ProSeries, Koketso Pilane, by training him to obtain his driver’s license and by training him to participate in the national selection event for FIA Rally Star prepared where he was awarded a wild card. MasterDrive CEO Eugene Herbert said MasterDrive looks forward to working with MSA on this endeavor. “We support initiatives that promote the responsible use of vehicles in a dynamic environment. In addition, we appreciate the opportunity to arouse young drivers’ interest in an “old” tradition of coming of age by acquiring a driver’s license. It’s an opportunity not to be missed. “We would also like to recognize MSA for the role they play in the safety of all aspects of motorsport. Your decision to choose MasterDrive to fulfill this role in the slalom challenges is just an indication. By working together, we hope to keep the passion alive and build the reputation of motorsport by making safety a priority, ”said Herbert. Source: MSA

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