Your chance to win a drive in the 2013 Academy Championship. Photo: Rick Wilson

Caterham Cars has announced that is the new title sponsor and media partner of the 2013 Caterham Academy Championship. To celebrate the tie-up, a place in next year’s Caterham Academy is up for grabs, courtesy of and The Performance Car Show via a unique competition for one reader to become a bona fide racing driver AND a motoring journalist for a year.

To be in with a chance of winning a place on the grid, simply buy a ticket to the Performance Car Show 2013 (January 10-13 at Birmingham’s NEC) and submit 150 words explaining why you should win, or describing a favourite car or race circuit at The Caterham Academy Competition

Ten finalists, selected by Pistonheads, will then battle it out head-to-head in a specially-designed challenge, with the winner booking their place on the 2013 Caterham Academy, widely-acknowledged as one of the world’s most successful novice routes into racing.

The closing date for entries to win the unique competition package, worth over £25,000 is midnight 13th January 2013.

The Academy has created almost 900 brand new racing drivers since its inception in 1995 and remains the most popular way for would-be racers to take their first steps into entry-level motor racing.

Through articles written by the competition winner, will follow his or her progress, covering their evolution from wannabe track star to fully licensed racing driver at every event on the calendar.

The season-long campaign takes drivers through the process of gaining their race license, as well as their first full season of competition, including a structured progression through sprints and circuit races.

Caterham Cars’ Chief Motorsport & Technical Officer, Simon Lambert, said: “The Academy has always been about providing an accessible route into entry-level motorsport and providing a level playing field for our novice drivers.This competition is a new initiative for us and is a unique opportunity. We’re excited to see what new talent we can add to our remarkable Academy alumni.”

The 2013 Caterham Academy experience, in association with the Performance Car Show, gets underway in earnest with the ARDS course in February.


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