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201417 Jun



In its quest to find the best young driver of 2014, Mercedes-Benz India has announced the Season II of Young Star Driver Program in India. The finals will be hosted at the Buddh International Circuit Formula One race track on August 8, 2014.


“Motorsports is increasingly becoming popular in India and the ‘Mercedes-Benz Young Star Driver program aims to act as catalyst for youngsters in embarking into the world of professional motor racing and will inspire others who want to opt for a racing career and achieve international exposure,” said Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.


With ‘Mercedes-Benz Young Star Driver’, Mercedes-Benz India created an platform to spot, nurture and launch young talents who can become future race champions. The programme is open for racing aspirants between 18 years to 25 years, and is conducted via a nationwide evaluation process based on different criterions like race track training, racing acumen, racing aptitude and accomplishments, by Vicky Chandhokand his team. The jury members will shortlist 24 participants who will be adjudged against each other to qualify for the final six slots. The elimination rounds will be conducted on August 7, 2014 and the grand finale on August 8, 2014.


The winner of the ‘Mercedes-Benz Young Star Driver’ gets a dream come true opportunity of winning a coveted seat in the AMG Driving Academy PRO-Training in Germany; the runners-up get the popular AMG Driving Academy BASIC & ADVANCED course in India. The winner also gets to meet none other thanF1 racing stars and Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One team drivers, Lewis Hamilton or NicoRosberg, in anyof the F1 race this year. 


The Young Star Driver Program-2013 had received close to 3200 applications from 48 Indian cities and towns in the country. For more information on the season I of the event, please check http://www.autojunction.in/car-news/Todkari-Wins-Mercedes-Benz-Young-Star-Driver-Title-43191.cms


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