SaudiArabiaPR.com, Online Press Release from Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina
 
Automobile & Motoring(Automobile)
Filter PR by
  
Fitness a Key For Young Drivers Chasing Motor Sport Dreams in UAE

Sport scientist delivers vital lessons in Abu Dhabi qualifier for FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy

Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2014: Young hopefuls following their motor sport dreams to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit next month will be told that fitness is as important as skill behind the wheel in the race to reach the top.
 
Up to 23 candidates from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia will attend the regional qualifying event taking place from 28 September to 1 October for the 2015 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy.

Organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the event will select one of the ten young drivers worldwide who will win a place in next year’s fully funded Academy programme to develop young talent and promote safety in motor sport.

The need for young drivers to match driving skills with peak fitness in order to be successful will be driven home by Professor Gareth Davison, a specialist in sport and exercise science research at the University of Ulster.

“Drivers nowadays need to be extremely fit to cope with the demands of motor sport,” said Davidson, who will be among a panel of experts in Abu Dhabi. “You just need to look at the current F1 drivers to see extreme examples of fitness at the top of motorsport.”

During a series of classroom sessions at Yas Marina Circuit, the drivers will undergo a range of demanding fitness tests and physiology procedures to examine aerobic endurance, anaerobic capacity, strength, flexibility, body fat and hydration status.
“Typically, it’s the neck and shoulder region that takes the brunt of the stress, caused by tension while driving,” says Davison. “If a driver is weak in these areas, fatigue sets in and concentration starts to decline as the driver becomes concerned with sore arms and a stiff neck, rather than concentrating fully on the task at hand.

“When a driver is required to compete over qualifying and race day, a lack of fitness means ability to recover is impaired, and the performance on race day will inevitability suffer.”

The ATCUAE and 22 other regional motor sport authorities have each been invited by the FIA Institute to nominate a driver aged between 15 and 23 to take part in the Abu Dhabi qualifying event, one of six being held worldwide.

“The work in the classroom is just as important as the expert driving instruction they’ll receive out on the circuit,” said ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the FIA Vice President.

“To find success in motor sport these days a driver must be physically fit, mentally sharp, have strong powers of concentration, and be able to handle the additional pressures that come from media and sponsorship demands.”

The ATCUAE has been assessing potential candidates and will shortly nominate its representative for the qualifying event.  Other candidates have been invited from Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Yemen.

Previous academy graduates include Formula One reserve drivers Alexander Rossi, Stoffel Vandoorne and Robin Frijns, and World Rally Championship drivers Andreas Mikkelsen, Pontus Tidemand and Craig Breen.

Posted by : Saudi Arabia,Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Meccca and Medina PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 16616 times
PR Category : Automobile
Posted on : Wednesday, August 27, 2014  12:12:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
An Amazing Collection for Ladies From Police [20824-Views]
212 VIP Extra Limited Edition [17667-Views]
Get closer- your makeup is invisible with Make Up For Ever's New Ultra HD Concealer [16744-Views]
Cole Haan Delivers True Performance Footwear With the Release of the Zerøgrand All-day Trainer [16662-Views]
A City by the Sea and the Desert: Diana Arno SS19 Collection [16638-Views]
Ralph Lauren offers the spring 2019 collection [13255-Views]
The RL50 Handbag: Introducing a New Icon [12776-Views]
Nissan Energy demonstration hits the spot [12640-Views]
Detox your scalp, detox your mind with new Head & Shoulders Charcoal [12226-Views]
SPRING 2019: MEET ‘CECE' [11874-Views]
Huawei Launches 5G Multi-mode Chipset and 5G CPE Pro [11226-Views]
Roberto Cavalli launches new Florence Amber [10603-Views]
Lenovo Offers Security Solutions in Global Smart City Race at Intersec 2019 [8630-Views]
Turkish Airlines introduces its new The LEGO® Movie 2 Inflight Safety Video, before moving its monum... [8598-Views]
Honor 10 Lite Packs Stylish Looks and Flagship Performances Into New Device [8405-Views]
The Fall 2019 Michael Kors Collection Runway Show [8220-Views]
Implementation Date Announced for Long-Term Residence Permits [7638-Views]
Record Number of Innovations at the ISH: GROHE is Shaping the Future of Water [7392-Views]
Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition 2019 set to launch with government and private sector bac... [6306-Views]
IHG signs world's largest Crowne Plaza® in Makkah [6039-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories