Avon Tyres joins Brabham in MSA British Race Elite initiative
As official tyre partner to the scheme, Avon will invite the selected drivers to its UK manufacturing headquarters at Melksham, Wiltshire, to experience: an in-depth look at tyre manufacture; a briefing on how tyres are designed and constructed; a thorough question and answer session with Avon’s motorsport tyre technical staff; a seminar on how to get the best from their race tyres and their importance in racecraft
Brabham personally selected Avon Tyres for the initiative, having worked with the firm in various categories during his racing career. He said: “I’ve learned a hell of a lot in the last 23 years, and I wish I’d known at the outset what I know now. I’ve worked with all of our official partners in the past and the experience and insight they have given has been absolutely invaluable.”
Avon motorsport boss and managing director of Avon’s parent company, Cooper Tire Europe, Julian Baldwin, added: “Avon Tyres has a very rich heritage in world motorsport, so we are delighted to be involved in such a worthy scheme as the MSA British Race Elite.”
Potential candidates for the programme must have a UK passport, or be eligible for one, be aged between 16 and 25, hold an MSA race licence and have competed in a national championship for at least 12 months. Drivers can apply using a dedicated website (www.msabritishraceelite.co.uk) and a selection panel will choose six candidates from a shortlist of 20 applicants.