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Mat’o Homola selected for Young Driver Excellence Academy

Currently second in the 2013 FIA European Touring Car Cup standings, 18-year-old Mat’o Homola has been selected as Slovakia’s entrant for the FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy.

The Academy is an FIA project aimed at developing young driver talent with a training programme designed to aid young drivers develop their motorsport careers. The academy is led by sports car driver and former Formula One driver Alexander Wurz and 2001 World Rally Championship winning co-driver Robert Reid.

Drivers who’ve previously participated in the Academy include Robin Frijns, Kevin Abbring, Craig Breen and Andreas Mikkelsen.

The Academy takes place later this month in Teesdorf, Austria, with the drivers being put through several tests to challenge their driving ability and control in wet and dry conditions over the four days.

“I’ve known about this Academy for a couple of years and I always wished to take part in it,” said Homola. “Therefore, I am very happy to be selected by Slovak ASN (SAMŠ) for this year’s FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy 2013 and I will do my best to represent Slovakia among other European drivers. I will work hard and I am sure that this Academy will help me to became a better race driver.”