FORMULA FITNESS TO TRAIN BRDC SUPERSTARS
Formula Fitness has been appointed as the official training company for the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Superstars. In the new BRDC initiative, which follows on from the BRDC Rising Stars programme, drivers will be able to access the wide range of facilities and expertise on offer at the University of Oxford Sports Department where Formula Fitness has its base.
BRDC Superstars Director Tim Harvey was quick to point out the benefits of working with the company who can boast drivers in almost every major motor racing championship. “Formula Fitness has been an excellent partner for the BRDC Superstars programme. Its facilities, professionalism and unique skill sets will help the next generation of British drivers achieve their ultimate goals.”
The UK’s number 1 driver training company has been training more racing drivers than any other company in the UK for the past decade. Fourteen drivers will benefit from the programme and Stewart Wild, Company Director and Chief Trainer is relishing the prospect of working with some of the country’s top up and coming racing drivers.
“Over the years Formula Fitness has worked with some of the major drivers now competing at the highest levels and it’s a privilege to be able to work alongside the next generation hoping to move up the motor racing ladder. It’s becoming increasingly apparent how important physical fitness is to the overall success of a driver and we are delighted to be able to play a role in their development at this early stage in their careers.”
Formula Fitness offers a comprehensive range of Human Performance Services, together with various associated services from some of the countries finest professionals. After assessing a driver’s fitness levels they design a specific fitness programme tailored to their needs and work with the driver one-to-one at the Oxford based facility to maximise their results.
This programme works the key areas such as strength, endurance and CV but also goes beyond these basics. This is where Formula Fitness differs from other training providers. Formula Fitness trainers work the additional critical aspects of motor skills (speed, agility, balance, reaction time and dexterity) as well as focusing on neck training, flexibility and psychology.
The 14 BRDC Superstars are: A1GP driver Duncan Tappy, GP2 racer Ben Hanley, BTCC’s Mat Jackson and SEAT Cupra driver Jonathan Adam, LMS racers Joey Foster and Stuart Hall, Euro F3 drivers Jon Lancaster, Sam Bird and from British F3 Max Chilton, Oliver Turvey and Stefan Wilson, British GT racer James Sutton, Riki Christodoulou from British Formula Renault and British Formula Ford driver Wayne Boyd.
The young British hopefuls join Formula Fitness’s current crop of drivers that includes World Series by Renault race winner James Walker, WSR and A1GP Mexico ace Salvador Duran and F3 drivers Rodolfo Gonzalez, Richard Philippe, Steven Guerrero, Sergio Perez and Salman Al Khalifa.