Buggyra Academy: Everybody gets a chance, but then it is up to them!
While Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc together with Téo Calvet are taking the glory on European circuits, other Buggyra Academy drivers are not too far behind.
The 13-year-old Emmo Fittipaldi is working with the academy while preparing for the next season, in which he is set to race in the Formula 4 championship. This weekend, the son of a two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, finished 2nd in the FIA Karting World Championship race in Portugal. “Considering the skills and the worldwide respect of Emerson, it’s all working like a machine. We’re just pretty much talking about how to take the next season. I don’t want it to sound just like a phrase, but the talks are very constructive,” says Martin Koloc, the head of the project.
“Apart from the girls and Téo, we’re fully focused on preparing our new navigator. She’s going to debut during the Dakar Rally 2021. We’ll reveal her name in a due time, but the Buggyra Academy is definitely going to have someone in the most famous rally race in the world.”
While the academy members are all around the world, a methodical leadership together with online racing is working very well. “We work with time zones in mind. Of course, the inability to travel is limiting our work, but our goal is to show our members that we’re counting on them and that the coronavirus hasn’t changed our plans and ambitions. It’s just moving things a bit. Of course, Aliyyah, Yasmeen and Téo are a bit more available. However, our strategy is not based on creating stars, but to show the academy members, that they all get the maximum support and then it’s just up to them,” adds Martin.