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25th May 2004

Wow, wasn’t Sunday an awesome day – not only a great finish in the Rally of Otago, but we also received the news that Sara is one of the successful applicants in the 2004 Elite MotorSport Academy.

The aims of the Elite MotorSport Academy are to “To provide a one week intensive "in camp" programme of physical and educational training assistance package to up to ten MotorSport NZ recognised Race or Rally competitors under the age of twenty-five who have already demonstrated the ability to excel in their chosen motorsport discipline. To provide a tailored twelve month follow up package for the academy attendees to ensure they retain and further develop the training regimes and educational opportunities demonstrated ‘in camp'”.
Sara is keen to get the very most out of the week and feels extremely honoured to be chosen.

The ten race and rally competitors will attend the camp in Dunedin from 28th June to 1st July and it will be an extremely intensive week. The attendees will “participate in a specifically tailored follow up programme over the following twelve months, and automatically qualify as a finalist in either the 2004 Bruce McLaren Scholarship [for Race competitors] or in the Rally Scholarship [for rally competitors].”

Sara completed an interview in Auckland and from the short-listed 13 interviewed, 9 were chosen and will join the 10th person who was last year’s Bruce McLaren Scholarship winner.

Those attending the Academy are: (in alphabetical order)

(Rally): Sara Randall, Mark Tapper, Shane Watkin, (Race): Tim Edgell, Nelson Hartley, Andy Knight, Taryn Kugener, Tim Martin, Christina Orr, Chris Pither.


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