RED BULL MALAYSIA ON THE HUNT
FOR RACE DRIVERS
First Roadshow to be held this weekend
Red Bull Malaysia begins its search for 2 males and 2 females aged between 18 – 25 years old at Berjaya Times Square on 14 – 15 April 2012 to join its Red Bull Rookies Driver programme. Those selected from the search will go on to participate at the Sepang 1,000KM (S1K) race in December.
The Red Bull Rookies Team was formed in 2007, made up of passionate young women who had an interest in motorsports. Upon its success, the Red Bull Rookies team expanded its search to Singapore and Brunei to find, fund and nurture aspiring, up-and-coming driving talent by preparing them for Asia’s biggest endurance competition, the S1K race.
This year however, Red Bull Malaysia will form two teams, one male and one female to compete with each other at the S1K race which will be held 6 – 8 December 2012. The male and female teams will be led respectively by anchor drivers Mark Darwin and Melissa Huang.
Interested candidates may register at the Red Bull Rookies Driver Search Roadshow which will offer several activities to test their race craft, fitness, mental acuity, personality, cultural flexibility, media and presentation skills and other attributes.
“Besides a passion for motorsports, my team mates will definitely need the basic driving skills and be highly competitive like me. But then again, I’d settle for an endurance freak that’s out to prove girls can race better than the boys too,” said Melissa.
The programme will train them in the various critical and essential aspects of racing such as physical training, team dynamics, racing techniques and interpersonal skills, leading up to the S1K race.
According to Mark, “Having the right team mates will be important and I’d like them to be just as passionate for motorsports and experienced in racing as I am who are team players that are willing to learn. They should have similar ambitions like me but hopefully not be skinnier than, as the race car needs to be weighed down!”
The drivers will be trained by Kenvin Low, Chief Trainer of Asia Advanced Driving Academy (AADA).
The roadshow will continue at 1st Avenue Penang, Penang on 20 – 22 April 2012, Singapore on 12 – 15 May 2012 and Brunei on 18 – 20 May 2012.
For more information about the Red Bull Rookies, visit www.redbull.com.my or www.facebook.com/Red-Bull-Rookies.
About Red Bull Rookies
The Red Bull Rookies team was formed in 2008 based on the Red Bull Female Driver Search 2007; a unique programme that aims to find, fund and nurture, up and coming female drivers to form an all female racing team. The 2007 search was conducted within the Klang Valley. The first batch of Red Bull Rookies took part in the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race 2008. In 2009, Red Bull Female Driver Search went on a nationwide Roadshow in search of new additions to the team which then led to the formation of Red Bull Rookies 2009. The team took part at the inaugural Sepang 1000KM race.
About Red Bull Malaysia
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