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Program Details

Founded in 2024 by Kyle Tilley and Mark Bailey, the Era Motorsport Training Academy was made to raise the next generation of motorsport professionals, giving students real-world experience and hands-on training necessary to succeed in their motorsport careers.

The two-year training program is based in Avebury, UK, and takes students through a wide variety of motorsport areas including engine building, data acquisition, fabrication, and much more.

Under the instruction of the Head of Academy Mark Bailey, students will work hands-on with real race cars at real events, becoming well-versed in building, maintaining, restoring, and developing vehicles for the track, preparing them for all facets of the motorsport world, and setting them on a firm foundation for their careers.

Two-year Program Map

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Year 1

September - December: Basic Training
  • Workshop Basics: Build foundational skills in tool usage, safety procedures, and basic maintenance.

  • General Engineering: Gain a broad understanding of engineering principles in motorsports.

  • Evaluation: The term concludes with a comprehensive evaluation to assess students' progress and understanding.

  • Workshop/Race Track Safety: Receive comprehensive training on safety best practices.

January - March: Developing Motorsport Skills
  • Race Car Preparation: Comprehensive training on preparing a race car for optimal performance.

  • Welding: Learn various welding techniques for constructing and repairing race car parts.

  • Fabrication: Master the art of creating custom parts and modifications.

April - June: Trackside Experience Begins
  • Trackside Experience: Students visit the race track for the first time to apply their skills in a real-world setting.

  • Data Acquisition: Study methods of collecting and analyzing race car data.

  • Materials: Explore materials used in race car manufacturing.

July - August: Advanced Technical Skills
  • Race Car Set Ups: Learn to adjust suspension, aerodynamics, and tire selection for peak performance.

  • Hydraulics: Explore hydraulic systems, circuits, and maintenance.

  • Electrical Systems: Delve into wiring, battery management, and electronic control units.

  • Machining: Use machining tools to create precision parts.

 

Year 2

September - December: Specialized Training
  • Historic Race Car Restoration: Learn techniques and face challenges of restoring historic race cars.

  • Sim Training: Utilize simulation technology to improve driving skills and strategies.

  • Engine Building: Learn to assemble and tune high-performance engines.

January - March: Internship
  • Internship: Gain practical experience and industry insights through a structured internship program.

April - July: Advanced Engineering and Design
  • Transmission Building: Understand the construction and maintenance of race car transmissions.

  • Chassis Design: Learn principles of chassis design and vehicle dynamics.

  • Composites: Study the use of composite materials in race car construction.

  • Suspension Techniques: Master setup and tuning of suspension systems.

August: Career Development

Career Development: Focus on career planning and development, including resume building, interview preparation, and networking strategies to help students transition from the academy to the professional world of motorsport.

Ready to take the next step?

Application deadline: July 19th, 2024

Ready to meet your Teachers?

Check our Student Requirements

Questions?

Please reach out! You can E-mail us at academy@eramotorsport.com, or click the button below! We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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