Become a racing driver for free!

As we build up to the British Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton embarks on his final preparations, we are all willing him to a second Silverstone pole, and ultimately a victory at his home circuit. Do you dream of becoming Britain’s next racing star? The cost of becoming a successful racing driver is immense, requiring an estimated £3.5 million and more than a bit of luck to progress your career from karts to Formula 1. Would you jump at the chance to race for free?

This time last year, 35-year-old mortgage consultant John Allison was watching the British Grand Prix and longing for an opportunity to realise his racing driver dreams. Luckily for John, his entry to last year’s inaugural competition handed him that dream. Having secured the VXR Racing Driver of the Year title, the father of two is now living out his fantasy. In his first season of racing, John is securing podiums across the country in his Astra VXR race car.

The 2008 VXR Racing Driver of the Year competition is now underway, searching to find Britain’s best undiscovered racing talent and giving drivers the chance to demonstrate their true potential, irrespective of funding. Whether you are a banker, mother, cleaner, builder or student, don’t miss out on this opportunity to rise above privilege and race for a life-changing prize.

This once-in-a-lifetime competition could win you a fully-paid for race seat for 2009, worth an incredible £80,000! If you have been saving your pennies to no avail, and are desperate for an opportunity to showcase your talent, then sign-up now by visiting

With a closing date of 27 June, you only have a matter of hours left to touch your dream. Don’t let it pass you by!

The competition is open to all drivers aged 21 and over who never held a MSA competition license. 1,620 successful applicants will soon be selected and put through their paces in the karting semi-finals, before a lucky 15 finalists are selected for the intensive three-day final, which will decide the 2008 VXR Racing Driver of the Year.