MSA Academy Coaching Benefits Formula Renault Racers

by Nick Smith

Drivers from the Protyre Formula Renault Championship received special tuition over the Donington Park weekend from a pair of MSA coaches. The Motor Sport Association set up the MSA Academy in 2009 to promote young British driving talent and is run along with an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence.

Training offered to the competitors, which included Scorpio Motorsport’s Piers Hickin and Alex Gill from Fortec Motorsport, covered racing and off track behavior and featured a presentation by former British Rally Championship driver Adam Gould on anti-doping. 2009 Renault UK Clio Cup champion Phil Glew was on hand to offer driving tips to the racers throughout the weekend.

“Being recognised by the MSA over the past three years as one of the country’s top championships has been incredibly important for Protyre Formula Renault”, commented category promoter Simon North, “We were delighted to welcome Phil and Adam to Donington on Sunday, their presentations were of great benefit to the drivers and offered a key insight into some very important issues.

“Anti-doping is an incredibly important topic with a very serious message, all of the drivers need to be fully aware of the subject. So positive has the response been to the presentations, we’re hoping to welcome the MSA Academy coaches back when we’re in action at Brands Hatch next month.”

The Protyre Formula Renault Championship returns to action on 26th July at Brands Hatch after the traditional summer break.

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