Young Driver Excellence Academy 2014

After three days of tests and evaluations at Abu Dhabi’s at Yas Marina Circuit Panikos Polykarpou of Cyprus won a major boost for his motor sport career today by gaining selection to the FIA Institute’s 2015 Young Driver Excellence Academy.

Polykarpou earned his place in the fully-funded 2015 Academy programme based on his overall display on the track, in the classroom and the gymnasium at the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia qualifying event.

ATCUAE President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: “The Academy will give Panikos a great opportunity to take his career to another level, and it’s up to him now how far he goes. Each of the other drivers have gained a great deal of valuable experience and knowhow that can help them in their careers.”