Lamborghini Recruits Young Drivers for Squadra Corse Programs
The best youth drivers head to Imola for Lamborghini Boot Camp.
Lamborghini's professional motorsports division, Squadra Corse, is looking for young, talented drivers to partake in its prestigious GT3 Youth and Young Drivers Programs. The latest batch of recruits will be trained to participate in the GT Series races, as well as act as Lamborghini's new brand ambassadors.
Lambo has handpicked over 40 racing enthusiasts to serve as trainees for its program; the first rigorous training session took place in June and the second will begin in October. For each session, the recruits head to the Imola Autodrome and put countless hours in the Huracan Super Trofeo and Huracan GT3.
In Squadra Corse's eyes, being a professional driver for Lamborghini isn't just about being the best on the track, so the program is made up of four "pillars" of training.
The first section is dedicated to giving the trainees a chance to aid in the further development of the Huracan and its racing-bred brothers. The recruits will work with Pirelli and Lamborghini technicians to test the cars and use driver feedback and lap data to improve their competition vehicles.
The second tier is athletic preparation, so recruits will be given personal trainers to get them in shape for racing. The drivers' workouts are comprised of intense cardio exercises, upper-body sessions, and reflex-building exercises to improve physical and mental strength for endurance races. One of these exercises includes cycling, in which the trainees will have to race bicycles each morning around the entirety of the Imola race track.
To become excellent brand ambassadors, the participants will head to Sant'Agata Bolognese where they will be schooled in company's values and history at the Lamborghini Museum. They will also need to memorize every specification and detail of the entire Lamborghini model line.
The last goal of the program is to breed the most successful of the recruits to become instructors at Accademia, Lamborghini's prestigious driving school. This opportunity can only be afforded to the drivers that show the greatest skills in the previous pillars.
This is the fourth iteration of Lamborghini's youth training program and a dream for any motorsport lover.