At their plant in Chakan, Pune, Mercedes Benz India revealed their plans to promote motorsport in the country. The announcement was made by the new MB India Head, Eberhard Kern, in the presence of Vicky Chandok, President, FMSCI. The new program is launched in association with FMSCI – The Federation of Motors Sports Clubs of India.
The first chapter of Mercedes Benz Young Star Driving Program begins in 2013. It is being initiated for racers between the age group of 15 and 25 years. For participants in the age group of 15-17 years, a racing driver’s license and for 18-25 years age group, a regular car driving license is prerequisite. The course is designed to offer young racing aspirants a chance to train with professionals on specialized race tracks. The program will see a thorough nationwide search for top 12 drivers. The 12 will be selected by FMSCI based on their CV, which they will be submitting while registering.
These 12 will then be invited for a two day program at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, where their skills will be put to test. Out of these 12, top three will be selected to go on for further training in Germany. This will be followed with professional training and masters SLS AMG GT3 training.
Though dates are yet to be announced, registration process has already begun on their new website. MB India said that registrations starting pouring in within the first hour of the website’s launch.