First Malaysian Selected for the McLaren Performance Academy


Young Malaysian racing driver Rahul Mayer is gearing up to be trained like a Formula 1 driver after being selected to join the prestigious McLaren Performance Academy.

Rahul, who is currently enrolled in the Canadian Pre-University (CPU) programme at Taylor’s College Subang Jaya campus, said, “I am really honoured to be selected for this fantastic opportunity and as a young Malaysian sportsman I am eager to grab this once in a lifetime opportunity. As I go into my second season racing in UK’s BRDC Formula 4 Championship, I’m really looking forward to putting my new skills into practice, it will really help me reach new levels in my racing performance. I can’t wait to get started.”

The newly designed MPA-14 programme will be delivered at McLaren’s UK headquarters in Woking. Building on the success of the 2013 Performance Academy, this year’s course will see an expanded programme for the selected young drivers. The Academy, provides an initial three day boot camp of intense training and assessments followed by further support and workshop programmes throughout the year, it offers expert advice from professionals within the McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team.

“We are very happy for Rahul. He has done the nation proud by being the first Malaysian to be selected for the McLaren Performance Academy. The strict discipline and consistency required for motorsports are very admirable traits. The whole of Taylor’s College will be following his progress with eagerness. We wish him a great learning experience at the McLaren Performance Academy,” shared Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College.

Campus Life, 14 March 2014