TALEX Academy is not yet “live”: This is a preview only.
From: Adam Blair,
Founder, TALEX Academy
Dear Motorsport Lover,
This is an idea that’s been in the back of my mind for a few years now. So I’m excited to announce today that we’re doing it!
We’ve decided to start a Racing Academy for one or more talented but under funded drivers.
I’d like to give one or more drivers the opportunity to make the jump from karts to car racing, when they’d otherwise not be able to do it due to financial constraints.
I want to give them the best opportunity to develop and ultimately win in Motorsport.
What’s the plan?
The first year for TALEX Academy is going to be in EnduroKA.
It’s an endurance series for Ford KA cars which — despite the immediate comedy value — is gaining huge interest in the Motorsport world.
There are currently 51 cars being built to compete and we know from initial testing that it’s going to be highly competitive — much like the ultra successful Citroen C1 championship.
We’re already entered in the first race — which is a 5 hour endurance race — on 6th April at Donington Park.
As a community – i.e. together! — we could really do something here.
I’d like to select one or two drivers who genuinely have the skill and determination and help them move in to car racing.
If it works well, we can look at rolling out the idea further to support more talented but under funded drivers.
What’s your motivation for doing this, Adam?
Two people gave me a chance when I was racing full time when I was younger.
It was just unfortunate (for me!) that they didn’t have the finances themselves to get us to the top…
My “Manager” — Nick — in Formula 3 worked really hard to try to help.
After that, Walter Eichin – who is sadly no longer with us – gave me the chance to race for his GT3 team in Germany for 2 seasons before running out of money.
So I can’t really claim that no one gave me an opportunity when I was younger and trying to become the best racing driver in the World.
However, they simply didn’t have the financial resources needed for us to make it to the top.
So I do know the mental agony of being starved of opportunity to progress when it’s the only thing in the World that matters to you!
I’m convinced that the most talented and deserving drivers in the World are not in Formula 1 or other top flight Motorsport.
Rather, you’ve never heard of them, because they can’t afford to go racing!
Motorsport is expensive and if you can’t afford to do it, you don’t drive…
Because Motorsport is the real passion of my life, I’d like to do something to help at least one talented and dedicated driver who is deserving of a chance.
Together, I believe we can do that. What do you say – shall we try?
TALEX Academy – How can I get involved?
This can only work if we do it together.
TALEX will finance part of the Academy, but it can’t do it all. It’s just too expensive to go motor racing!
The concept of the Academy is that if a group of Patrons who all love Motorsport support it with a small, affordable monthly contribution, the result will be enough to make this happen.
Hopefully we’ll also attract some commercial backers along the way if we can get this off the ground.
I’d like to invite you to become a Patron of TALEX Academy.
The Benefits of Becoming a Patron of TALEX Academy:
We’ve decided to use the Patreon platform for this project, to keep it completely transparent to all Patrons.
We’ve come up 5 “Tiers”:
- 3 for individual Patrons and;
- 2 for company backers.
The benefits range from Membership of the private race team email list, behind the scenes videos from testing and races, events during the year (TBC), through to having your name on the car for races!
If you’re a company, you can even take the Title Sponsorship on the car!
Are you up for this?
Lets give this a go and see if we can make it work.
I’d like to welcome you sincerely as a Patron of TALEX Academy!
It’s going to be an exciting year and I’m pleased you’ve chosen to be a part of it :- )
You can become a Patron of TALEX Academy here (link coming very soon!)
We’re putting in a lot of effort to make this work, and I’d like to thank you sincerely in advance for supporting the project!
All the best,
P.S. If you have a business and are interested in becoming a commercial backer, drop us an email on Patreon with any questions you have.
P.P.S. What happens if we don’t get enough Patrons? It’s simple – we’ll refund any pledges that have been taken.
This is only worth doing if we can really make a difference for one or more deserving racers.
And as it’s being done through the Patreon platform, you’ll have full transparency on how we’re doing :- )