Toyota has an impressive motorsport history at the global level, spanning five decades of successful participation in the World Rally Championship, Formula One, the FIA Cross Country World Cup and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the championship-winning Toyota Yaris GRWRC to the Toyota Hilux that has achieved great success in the Dakar Rally, Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and Dubai Baja, Toyota’s vehicles capture the spirit of motorsport at its highest level, on and off. Has created a champion in both places outside. Road
The newly launched academy continues this proud tradition by providing the UAE motorsport community with an opportunity to hone their skills and become serious contenders in the field.
The Toyota Motorsport Academy is now open for admissions, with those interested in participating invited to submit their applications on the academy’s online portal.
Applicants will then be screened and candidates will be shortlisted for the training programme. The recruitment phase, which includes evaluation sessions, will take place from Saturday, January 28 to Sunday, February 19, with six rounds of 25 contestants enduring a series of challenges testing their skills in three categories:
• Driving skills
• Physical fitness
• Media and public exposure
24 successful candidates will be shortlisted to move on to the academy’s development phase, where their skills in each category will be honed in a series of training camps.
Through these bootcamps, contestants will be trained to participate in the semi-finals, where 8 finalists will compete for a chance to reach the final stage.
After the finals, one contestant will be selected as the Toyota UAE Gazoo Racing Ambassador for the year 2023, taking the keys to his powerful Toyota Hilux GR S high-performance off-road pickup to drive for a year. The winner will also enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to a global racing event where Toyota is competing, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the FIA Cross Country Challenge!
To apply for this exciting Toyota Motorsports Academy, please log on to www.toyota.ae/en/news/toyota-motor-sports-academy. Spaces are limited to 150, register early to avoid disappointment.