Dunlop Race Academy 2
The final three contestants of the Dunlop Race Academy 2 will go head to head at Silverstone on 24th August for the chance to compete in the Dunlop Driver’s Cup; the final round in the highly competitive Ginetta Championship where they will share the track with experienced racers.
Alec Berry from County Durham, Simon Shaw from Warrington and Luke Debono-Wilson from Essex, who will represent the North East, North West and South East were chosen from over 8,000 entrants. Seven regional winners competed at Donington race track to make this final three and were scored by the Dunlop Race Academy judges as they completed a full day of driver coaching and evaluation, fitness and media tests on the Donington Grand Prix circuit.
Each driver received tuition and coaching from Le Mans driver Calum Lockie before being taken round the track in his 240BHP Porsche 968 Clubsport with Dunlop SP Super Sport race tyres.
The contestants were then taken through a driving assessment in a fully race prepared, 155BHP Ginetta G20 Cup Car with Dunlop Formula R tyres before their accuracy and precision was tested in a slalom challenge.
At Silverstone the three finalists will be provided with further tuition, tests and coaching from Calum Lockie. The contestants will also be able to gain their MSA race licenses.