MSA nominates Sims and Gould for FIA Institute
4 November 2010 – Britain’s Motor Sport Association (MSA) has nominated up and coming drivers Alexander Sims and Adam Gould for its votes in the new FIA Institute Academy, a worldwide driver development programme.
Both men are part of the MSA’s Team UK and are now set to be put forward to the Academy, which will involve each national sporting authority connected to the Paris-based federation selecting a maximum of two competitors.
The FIA will then select 20 finalists to attend a three-day selection event at a training facility in Austria next February. After this, ten of the final 20 will be invited to join the scheme, which will aim to develop the skills and attitudes drivers require to progress their motorsport careers.
“We've worked with Alexander and Adam for a number of years on the Team UK programme and both are now ready to take the next step in their training and development,” comments David Brabham, former Brabham and Simtek Formula 1 driver and now National Race Coach for Team UK.
“Although there will be strong opposition for them to make the final ten in this global shootout, I am confident that either one of them would be a fantastic ambassador for the MSA, for Team UK and for British motorsport.”