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Richard Mille Young Talent Academy: the programme (open to all) that launches kart drivers in single-seaters
Luca Basso
28 July 2022

The Richard Mille Young Talent Academy, an initiative by Richard Mille and All Road Management, expands its boundaries when it comes to activities to support young emerging motorsport talent.

In fact, for the 2022 edition the selection will not be reserved only for drivers connected to the Birel ART brand but, on the contrary, will be open to all kart drivers, born between 1 April 2006 and 1 April 2008 and with karting experience in the European and international field (such as, for example, the FIA ​​Karting series, Rotax Max Challenge and IAME Series).

At the end of the registrations, set for 11 September, 14 drivers will be selected - 3 of which from Birel ART Racing or customer teams - who will face a "Shoot Out" on 10 and 11 October 2022 in Navarra (Spain), during which they will be evaluated by a jury of professionals in every aspect (mental, physical and driving).

The winner of the selection will be rewarded with completely free participation in the 2023 Spanish Formula 4 season, at the wheel of one of MP Motorsport's single-seaters, and with a contract with Richard Mille and All Road Management.

Launched in 2018, the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy allows drivers from karting to take their first steps in single-seaters. As happened to Hugh Barter and Tymoteusz Kucharczyk, winners of the 2020 and 2021 selections respectively: the Australian finished second in the French Formula 4 on his debut, while the Pole is temporarily third in the Spanish Formula 4.

Richard Mille is a Swiss luxury watch brand, linked since its inception (2001) to the world of motor racing and with several partnerships currently in place in Formula 1 and other international classes. Founded in 2003 by Nicolas Todt, All Road Management, on the other hand, supports the best young international talent with the aim of reaching the top of motorsport. In its supply chain it includes names of the calibre of Charles Leclerc and Daniil Kvyat. Both of them passionately believe in the search for and subsequent support of new steering wheel talents, as evidenced by the statements of their representatives.

Amanda Mille: “It is important to help young drivers because if brands like ours didn’t do so, the driver pool risks being depleted. It would be much easier to go with drivers who are already at the highest level, but that would be less exciting or rewarding, and would not correspond with Richard Mille's values. We are lucky to have confirmed drivers in the 'RM family', and some, like Charles Leclerc, have been among the young people we have supported from the beginning of their racing careers. This exemplary success should serve as an inspiration to the winners of the 2022 Richard Mille Young Talent Academy”.

Nicolas Todt: “The objective of the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy remains the same, to discover the best young motorsport talent of tomorrow, but the process to achieve these objectives is to broaden our search. All Road Management is delighted and proud to continue its involvement in this newly added valuable selection. The 2022 winner will be under contract with All Road Management and will benefit from the company's know-how and skills in the same way as all our drivers have. This detection aims to accompany its winner to the highest level of motorsport”.

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