The Australian Motor Sport Foundation is on the lookout for its next Rising Stars, having officially opened nominations for 2012.
The Australian Sports Commission-backed foundation is encouraging young talent to nominate themselves for places in next year’s AMSF Rookie Rising Star (Victorian State Formula Ford Championship), CAMS Rising Star (National Formula Ford Championship) and AMSF International Rising Star programs.
In addition to financial support, the Rising Stars receive media and sponsorship training, specialised motor sport fitness training, access to the Rising Star sports psychologist and networking opportunities with the AMSF’s key stakeholders.
Those currently in the International program are Scott Pye (British Formula 3) and Molly Taylor (World Rally Championship Academy), while West Australian Daniel Ricciardo recently became the first Rising Star graduate to reach Formula One.
Drivers wishing to participate in 2012 must meet specific assessment criteria including age (14 years and above), demonstrate elite past driver performance, and the ability to provide the balance of an operational racing budget.
The nomination deadline for the state and national programs is Friday 28th September 2011, with the international program closing on Friday 28th October 2011. Potential entrants are encouraged to visit amsf.org.au for more details.