Following BTRDA and Under 17 Car Club's affilliation one seat for the BTRDA Drive program has been award to Julian Archard from Reading following a selection day at Castle Combe on Sunday 24th February.
Julian Archard Profile: aged 16 from Reading, Berkshire
Previous Driving Experience He has been driving for two years since the age of 14 in the Under 1 Car Club. He won best newcomer in 2006 and came runner up in the two Team Challenges he has taken part in. He thoroughly enjoys motor sport and went to work in a workshop for his work experience that builds Jaguar C-type replicas.
Education Studying his GCSE's at Theale Green Community school and hopes to go on to university after 6th form and study automotive engineering.
‘I am absolutely thrilled to be the Under 17's Car Club winner of the Drive scholarship with BTRDA. It's an amazing opportunity for anyone, but at only 16 years old it could change the direction I take in the future. My Dad is really proud of me for winning, and is totally up for being my taxi to the events for the year!'
‘Deciding the winner was a very difficult process today' commented BTRDA Motorsports Future Member Andy Gowen, ‘the eight drivers that the Under 17's Car Club put forward were all of an exceptionally high quality, not only in driving ability but also in interview techniques and media relations. We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Julian, and look forward to introducing him to BTRDA over the year.'
Another Motorsports Future member extended an invitation to all the unsuccessful finalists to ‘prove us wrong over the next 12 months, and come along to the events, take up the challenge and beat Julian!'
BTRDA was so impressed with the high standard of competition all of the finalists have been awarded 1 years free membership to BTRDA for 2008.