The career of the Bloemfontein driver, Stuart White, has received a major boost after being named as part of the Lamborghini Young Drivers and GT3 Junior Program for 2022.
White is currently in Europe where he will be racing for the Switzerland-based Emil Frey Racing in the GT World Challenge Europe.
White drives a Lamborghini Huracan for the team and he is busy preparing for the Paul Richard 1000km race in Le Castellet, near Marseille in France.
White is one of 38 drivers from across the world named for the illustrious program. He is the only driver from Africa to be selected for the program. While most of the drivers are from Europe, there are several from the USA, as well as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and New Zealand.
The Young Drivers Program is dedicated to drivers aged 26 or under who compete in one of the continental Lamborghini Super Trofeo Championships, while the GT3 Junior Program is reserved for those racing in GT championships worldwide behind the wheel of the Huracán GT3 EVO.
All 38 drivers will be assessed throughout the season, with specific evaluations focusing on performance, consistency over the course of a race weekend, experience, professionalism, technical feedback with engineers, and attitude both on and off the track.
The best of these drivers, or those who show the most promise, will be invited to take on the selection shootout at Portimão Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portugal), following the 2022 Super Trofeo Finals (November 5-6).
White told Bloemfontein Courant that being selected for the program is a massive boost for his career and that he feels privileged to have the backing of one of the most prestigious car brands in the world.
“I’m honoured to have been selected for the Lamborghini Junior Program. Lamborghini is such a prestigious brand all over the world and I’m been driving in one of their cars for this season.
“Now to take the next step and to have their trust to join the program is really a big step for my season and my career. We will be taking it step-by-step going forward and giving my best every time I get in the car. We’ll just see where it goes from here.
“I’ve really enjoyed the experience of being a part of Lamborghini and I can’t wait to be involved even more.”
White will be in action from 3 to 5 June at the iconic Paul Ricard Circuit for the grueling six-hour 1000km endurance race. – MORGAN PIEK