JAS Motorsport, the corporate behind the a number of WTCR race-winning Honda Civic Kind R TCR, has recruited Jack Younger for its Driver Improvement Programme.
The 19-year-old, who impressed on his debut within the WTCR – FIA World Touring Automobile Cup at Circuit Zolder final September, will get the chance to construct on that potential by means of the JAS Motorsport initiative.
And Riccardo Incarbone, the JAS Motorsport Driver Improvement Programme Supervisor, is in little doubt that Younger can “make it to the very prime of touring automobile racing”.
“In Jack Younger we’re delighted to be working with one of the thrilling skills in touring automobile racing wherever on the earth,” mentioned Incarbone. “Jack has all of the uncooked supplies wanted to make it to the very prime of both touring automobile or sportscar racing, and with the assistance of the Driver Improvement Programme we will help to nurture him to turn out to be the whole racer on and off the observe.”
Formally launched final yr, the JAS Motorsport Driver Improvement Programme is a complete bundle geared toward getting ready the subsequent technology of younger racers for the rigours and challenges of life as knowledgeable competitor.In accordance with the Italian firm, the “programme focuses on growing every younger driver’s on- and off-track expertise in a wide range of areas with experience and training supplied by JAS Motorsport’s workforce of technicians and managers plus skilled drivers from inside the Honda Racing household”.
Younger will achieve additional information of managing tyres and gasoline, pitstop coaching, optimising compromised set-ups for co-drivers, efficient engineer and workforce communication, utilizing knowledge to affect automobile behaviour and dealing with buyer groups. The Northern Irish driver will even get to race a JAS-built Honda Civic Kind R TCR in 2021 in a yet-to-be decided marketing campaign.
Irishman Reece Barr and Italian Jacopo Guidetti – each of whom will race Honda NSX GT3 Evos this yr – are additionally a part of the JAS Motorsport Driver Improvement Programme.
“I’m thrilled to turn out to be a JAS Motorsport Improvement Driver,” mentioned Younger. “It’s an unimaginable alternative to develop myself as knowledgeable racing driver on the observe and off, and might solely profit me in my goal to race for a producer. I wish to be as full a driver as I will be on the observe and off it and being part of this may assist me to attain that – particularly to study extra in regards to the engineering aspect of issues. I knew from the primary time the scope of the programme was defined to me that that is what I wanted at this stage of my profession.”