RSF celebrates decade of young driver support


The Racing Steps Foundation (RSF) celebrated 10 years of supporting young British racing drivers by launching a new commemorative book at Silverstone ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Graham Sharp and Derek Walters launched the RSF in 2008 to support youngsters with the talent but not the funds to climb the racing ladder. Over the following decade it spent millions of pounds backing the likes of Oliver Turvey, James Calado, Jake Dennis, Jack Harvey, Oliver Rowland and Ben Barnicoat. It was also a founding partner of the MSA Academy talent development pathway.

Greg Symes, MSA Academy Manager, said: “The MSA Academy has supported hundreds of young British drivers over the last decade and that wouldn’t have been possible without the RSF. We were incredibly fortunate to find a group that was not only launching at the same time as us but which shared our vision and wanted to help us achieve it. We owe the RSF a huge debt of gratitude and their legacy will continue to be felt through our work for many years to come.”

In 10 years, RSF beneficiaries scored 20 championship titles, 169 wins, 399 podiums, 124 poles and 128 fastest laps across many junior championships.

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