MOTORSPORT: Teddy thrilled to earn academy spot

Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson

Junior champion Teddy Wilson has been selected by the Motor Sport Association (MSA) for an elite squad of young British racing drivers.

He is one of 24 drivers chosen for the MSA Academy Squad all aged 14 to 24 who have demonstrated their potential excellence to benefit from a unique support programme to aid their progression.

Being able to benefit from the experience and expertise of professional coaches alongside other drivers is an exciting prospect.

Teddy Wilson

Wilson (15), whose dad lives in Whaplode St Catherines, said: “I am thrilled to be selected for the MSA Academy Squad.

“It’s a great opportunity that could add another dimension to my progression and development in the sport.

“Being able to benefit from the experience and expertise of professional coaches alongside other drivers is an exciting prospect.”

MSA Academy manager Greg Symes added: “We are delighted that we will be working with Teddy as part of our programme for the 2017 season.

“Teddy has demonstrated his huge potential over the last few seasons which has been backed up by fantastic results, both in the UK and on the 
international scene.

“We want to help Teddy continue his development and realise his full potential.”

The MSA Academy Squad calendar will consist of a minimum of five events throughout the year, aimed at developing all-round driving ability and is the talent pool for MSA Team UK.

As he prepares for his forthcoming GCSE exams, Uppingham Community College pupil Wilson has also started making the transition from karts to cars.

He explained: “In November I drove a Formula 4 for the first time at Mugello Circuit in Italy and more recently I completed three days’ testing at Adria International Circuit.

“My goal is to do some racing in an F4 Championship series after my exams.”

FIA Formula 4 has been created to offer young racing drivers around the world the opportunity to take the first step from karting into the world of single-seater racing.

Looking to the future, financing the route into Formula 4 is a huge financial hurdle and Wilson is actively looking for sponsors or an investor in support of his racing.

All offers of support, large or small, would be welcome. To find out more about his plans for the future, email teddywilsonracing@gmail.com