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Co-Drivers To Be Included In MI Rally Academy



The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy is delighted to unveil preliminary details of its new Co-Driver Academy. This is the first ever initiative for Co-Drivers where an elite group of Co-Drivers will be selected to join the MI Rally Academy. These Co-Drivers will receive ongoing support and mentoring in all aspects of Co-Driving from some of our most experienced and successful Co-Drivers in Ireland to help them progress to the pinnacle of the sport.

A selection process will be held from 14.00hrs at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Sunday 22nd September. Co-Drivers will have to apply to attend this selection process by completing an application form which is available to download here. The completed forms must be emailed to: greg@joeshinnorsmotorsales.ie

The application form must include a working link to some of the applicants’ recent in-car footage. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by return email. Closing date for applications will be 22.00hrs on Sunday 15th September.

Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a valid MI competition licence. 
Applicants must be under 35 years of age on 01/01/19. 

Selection Process Itinerary:
Complete a questionnaire.
Pacenote writing - Write notes for approx. a 5km stage. 
Media interview.
Interview with selection panel.

The selected Co-Drivers will:
Receive tuition from the Academy in all aspects of Co-Driving.
Get to make notes with a current top level driver & sit in for a test in an R2 & an R5 car.  
Be invited to the Billy Coleman Award Development Days to avail of media and fitness guidance.
Receive ongoing mentoring/support.
Get first option of any opportunities that may come available via our network.

For further information contact:
Greg Shinnors,                                                                                   
greg@joeshinnorsmotorsales.ie                                                    
087 2691975 

Or                                            
Sean McHugh (Billy Coleman Award Coordinator),
087 2798119


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