Andy McElrea on his teams highly successful driver development program

by Aug 12, 2019

Results speak volumes in motorsport and Andy McElrea’s team, McElrea Racing, definitely has some success stories when it comes to its driver development program and helping young drivers onto the world stage.

In this episode of The InSyde Line, Rhys chats to Andy about his team’s driver development program through the Porsche pyramid, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge and Carrera Cup Australia, that helped springboard both Matt Campbell and Jaxon Evans into international motorsport careers. We also cover what young drivers can expect should they want to be involved with the team.

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Andy shares McElrea Racing’s unique approach to driver development, both on and off the track, to help young drivers build the toolkit and connections that they need to succeed regardless if they would like to pursue a career of an international GT competition or remaining in Australia to race in Supercars.

The key takeaways from this episode:

  • Andy shares the multi-year development pathway that he worked on with both Matt and Jaxon to help them to win the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup title before heading overseas.
  • McElrea Racing’s pursuit for results on track comes from working on the engineering, data and psychology parts of the equation.
  • The value of being part of the team that helps build connections for a further career in the sport.

To find out more about McElrea Racing’s Porsche program head over to their website – https://www.mcelrearacing.com or check them out on Facebook and Instagram. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about their Motion Force simulator and driver development program visit – https://mrdd.com.au

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