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Six New Youngsters for FPAK Junior Team 2024

Henrique M. Oliveira, Henrique V. Oliveira, João Oliveira, Rodrigo Ferreira, Rodrigo Santos and Ruben Silva are the six drivers who will be part of the FPAK Junior Team in 2024.

The FPAK project in partnership with Race Ready started in 2023 as part of the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade. In 2024 the programme will be more extensive, as participation in all four rounds of the calendar is planned. As last season, the six drivers will split the driving duties between the three Ginetta G40 GT5s prepared by Monteiros Competição.

The aim of this initiative, as in rallying, is to give more experience to the young drivers, most of them coming from karting, helping them to develop in a sport that can be their future in motorsport. To do this, the six drivers now selected will be able to count on the extensive experience of César Campaniço, who will continue to be the coach of the FPAK Junior Team. The objective for 2024 is to learn, evolve and know how to respond to the demands of speed racing.

For Ni Amorim, President of the FPAK, this investment remains an important tool to find new talent and give our young drivers prospects for the future: "And it was with this principle in mind that we decided to extend the participation from three to four races. It made sense to us to give each of them more track time and the opportunity to progress: We want this programme to remain part of the Championship in the years to come, but also for the drivers who participate in it now to be able to see speed as a career for the future," he explained.

Diogo Ferrão, CEO of Race Ready, commented: "As well as being very happy with the new 'class' of riders for the 2024 season, we are also very pleased that the FPAK Junior Team has provided the springboard for at least two of the six riders to move up to this year's Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade and thus continue on their 'ladder' to professionalism. This shows that the programme and the Ginetta G40s allow the 'young talents' to learn the fundamentals of motorsport, preparing them for bigger challenges. In 2024, with four races instead of three, they will certainly have more track time and will benefit from this to evolve."


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