AWC Motorsport Academy launched with Marcos Ambrose

AWC-MS-Academy-Logo.jpgAWC Motorsport’s Andrew Walter has joined with Tasmanian motorsport legend Marcos Ambrose to develop the next generation of Tasmanian race drivers by announcing the formation of the AWC Motorsport Academy to contest rounds of the 2016 Australian Kart Championship (AKC).

“Supporting and developing junior talent is vital to the long-term future of all sports, and I am proud to be able to launch the AWC Motorsport Academy.” Walter said.

The AWC Motorsport Academy drivers will benefit from the guidance of national and state champion James Sera, who will be providing logistics, kart preparation, and mentoring; technical support provided by experienced Tasmanian karter and engine tuner Zane Wyatt; and under the watchful eye of team director Johnathan Males.

Walter unveiled the AWC Motorsport Academy concept during this weekend’s 2015 Tasmanian Kart Championship held at the Launceston Kart Club. Walter’s sponsorship has underlined the support that AWC Motorsport intends to provide to Karting in Tasmania. “The launch of the AWC Motorsport Academy will provide the perfect stepping stone for Tasmanian karters who wish to compete at the elite level in karting in Australia.”.

Ambrose said supporting and developing talent was vital for the future of motorsport in Tasmania. “I’m stoked to partner with the AWC Motorsport Academy and help these kids achieve their goals, and I look forward to being able to pass on some of my knowledge to the drivers.”

In addition to the cadet and junior drivers, AWC Motorsport Academy will also provide the same assistance at senior level, to drivers competing in classes such as the KA classes, TAG, X30, and KZ2.

Expressions of interest were sought from all karters competing at the Tasmanian Kart Championships, with an expected announcement of the inaugural team line-up in early December.

The 2016 Australian Kart Championship kicks off with Round 1 in Dubbo, NSW on February 5-7.