registration for new team members 2022
THE world-leading Racing Together program creating opportunities in motorsport for Indigenous teenagers will open applications for a new group of recruits next month.
Girls and boys aged between 12 and 17 will be eligible to attend a free Racing Together open weekend at the Norwell Motorplex on the Gold Coast on 21-22 May, when their potential as team members will be assessed.
Organisers are seeking candidates for roles as mechanics, engineers, logistics support and communications crew and tyre technicians, with one also having the chance to train as a racing driver.
A further place will be allocated for an appropriate person with high academic potential to be supported to study motorsport-related engineering at university.
Team members build, maintain, prepare and race their vehicles, with all costs from tyres to travel supported by Racing Together, Norwell Motorplex and commercial partners.
The two-day intensive training, education and selection programme at Norwell Motorplex will start at noon on Saturday and finish around 4pm Sunday. An application form to attend can be downloaded from the website www.racingtogether.org
Candidates successful in joining the team will be required to commit to continue their school or tertiary education.
Racing Together is supported by Indigenous organisation Gunya Meta and Motorsport Australia.
The pilot event took place at Norwell MotorPlex in the form of an “Open Day”
Senior motorsport personnel were on hand to answer questions and give guidance.
Assessment followed these steps:
Signing of waiver including parental consent (forms were available in advance from website)
Participants were allocated to “groups” and each group rotated around a series of assessment activities. These included:
Computerised reaction test
“Driving” a simulator on a circuit
Driving a car on a simple slalom course (bitumen)
Manual dexterity test (e.g. changing a wheel on a car)
Mock Media Interview