WHAT IS THE MOTORSPORT IRELAND RALLY ACADEMY?
The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy gives some of the country’s brightest motorsport talents the opportunity to develop their skills and take their career to the next level. Born out of the Billy Coleman Young Rally Driver of the Year Award and the passion of a few individuals to provide a more rounded support network, the Academy is now well recognised on the European and world stage.
The programme is funded by the Team Ireland Foundation through the support by philanthropist and 1982 Irish Tarmac champion, John Coyne. John is passionate about giving the next generation an opportunity to succeed in the sport he has enjoyed throughout his life.
Those eligible to enter the academy are chosen from the Billy Coleman Award nominees, and the elite co-driver programme. Drivers and co-drivers who are selected to undergo a rigorous training programme to develop their skills and prepare them for the highest levels of the sport internationally.
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