Skip Barber Racing School and Mexico’s OMDAI have been awarded the highest level of accreditation in the FIA Institute’s Young Driver Safety Program and will now become Regional Training Providers (RTPs) for young drivers.
Demonstrating a clear determination to promote driver safety and facilitate the development of young racers, Skip Barber Racing School was accredited the top Achievement of Excellence level. As an RTP, the organization will work with National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) and other motorsport stakeholders to provide and aid young driver development across their respective geographical regions.
Skip Barber Racing School is renowned globally for its approach to training young drivers and comprehensive preparation for a career in motor sport. The School has trained over 520 racers under the age of 24 in 2013, and one in three professional drivers in the US is a graduate of Skip Barber Racing School.
Skip Barber Racing School Chairman Michael Culver said: “These accreditations underscore the efforts of the Skip Barber Racing School team to continue to develop the best training methods for young drivers and future champions. It’s a proud day for our company and we look forward to a long and successful affiliation and collaboration with the FIA Institute.”
OMDAI and Skip Barber join the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), Motorsport South Africa (MSA) and the Automobile and Touring Club of the United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) as RTPs for the Young Driver Safety Program. The program aims to improve the level of education and training provided to young drivers. The accreditation scheme measures ASNs against a rigorous set of standards and those who achieve the highest level can then apply to become an RTP.