A1 GP Creates Feeder Series

A1 Grand Prix will address differing levels of driving ability for their World Cup of Motorsport with a new feeder formula called the A3 Racing Series

A1 GP Creates Feeder Series

Details of the series will be formally unveiled next week but the A3 Racing Series will be based in South Africa and start in July.

The Volkswagen-backed Series will be the first of several regionalised rookie-training schemes.
 
It will be designed to train drivers from nations without motorsport heritage to cope with the 550bhp A1 GP Lola Zytek they will drive at inaugural round at Brands Hatch on September 25.

A1 GP founder Sheikh Maktoum said: "This will be a new feeder formula to develop future A1 drivers from developing nations in preparation for the inaugural season.

"A3 will provide a platform where drivers can develop their physical and mental skills and learn to race against each other on a global level. The A3 Racing Series shows A1 Grand Prix's commitment to develop drivers from all nations and I hope to see A3 franchises established in all nations competing in the World Cup of Motorsport.

"I realised this when I started A1 GP that there would be countries with problems. I used myself as a guinea pig and I asked how long would it take for someone with just international karting experience to drive an A1GP car?

"I am five seconds off the pace of Robbie Kerr and he's a fantastic driver. I did that in eight months."

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