XSPORT partners with Formula Gulf 1000


March 2011 – In the build up to the inaugural Formula Gulf 1000 Championship, due to launch in October later this year, fifteen young drivers took part in three month long test and training sessions at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The Formula Gulf 1000 Championship is a professionally run UAE National race series where drivers compete using identical machinery to ensure focus is on driver talent, not funding. Conceived to incorporate the latest in aerodynamic and mechanical design thinking, the Formula One style RFR F1000 is a modern slicks and wings single-seater from the stable of the legendary Ralph Firman.

The young drivers received first class on-track race sessions with International driver coach Andy Pardoe, extreme fitness and stamina training from Phil Robson at Caveman Fitness followed by media skills and a sponsorship training delivered by Lex Akehurst at XSport.

“Media skills are an integral part of becoming a successful racing driver, and all drivers should have a good understanding of what is expected from them when they start their racing careers, performance off track is just as important as on track”, commented Lex Akehurst

International driver coach Andy Pardoe flew in from Malaysia to help these young drivers on their first steps to stardom in the much awaited UAE based race series.

“These are some of the region’s most promising talents and the sessions are designed to ensure that the basic driving techniques are perfected. I was very impressed with their commitment and attitude” said Pardoe.

“We have been asked to develop this tailored package for the young drivers who are looking to promote themselves professionally to sponsors and broaden their media exposure, we will be showing the drivers social media tools, advice on presentation and leadership behaviour expected from drivers at race events”, Lex continued

GulfSport Racing, http://www.gulf-sport.com are the owners of the new Formula Gulf 1000 single seater championship managed by Managing Director Barry Hope who declared the training sessions a great success.

Formula Gulf 1000 is open to national and International drivers holding a valid FIA race license with no restrictions on age.

Drivers interested in entering the FG1000 championship should check out Formula Gulf 1000