The Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) was launched in April 2013 by The Business of Sport, (TBOS) a global sports management consultancy - with the aim of providing young drivers with the support required to make it to the highest echelons of motorsport.

The Young Racing Driver Academy (YRDA) was launched in April 2013 by leading sports lawyer Jamie Horner (brother of Red Bull Racing Team Principal – Christian Horner) and Steve Hutchinson a leading sports coach and ex-racing driver, PGA Pro Tour Golfer and semi-professional footballer. 
We focus on identifying, nurturing, mentoring and coaching young racing drivers and provide a pathway from karting and/or simulator racing into single seaters, sports cars or rallying.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for our talent to develop the skillset, knowledge and confidence to perform to the best of their ability both on and off track.


The YRDA provides a unique set of benefits to each member of the programme. These range from our state of the art YRDA simulator, human performance monitoring, sports science assessments and evaluation. Guidance on the core skill-sets include the following:

  • Elite simulator training at Arden 
  • Human performance goal-setting, monitoring and testing in association with Porsche Human Performance at Silverstone 
  • Driver wellbeing, lifestyle and nutritional guidance
  • ARDS Testing
  • Driver Coaching
  • On track training
  • F4/GB4 Testing
  • Rally Training
  • Ice Driving
  • Off track race preparation
  • Marketing, brand and social media
  • Presentation and public speaking 
  • Mentoring and career guidance
  • Legal and accountancy advice
  • Motorsport management and concierge services

As part of our holistic approach to driver development, the YRDA will focus on all of the key areas that a young driver requires in today’s evolving motorsport environment.

For more information about the YRDA and the services it provides, please contact us via Jamie@tbosglobal.com