Downton Young Driver Academy

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The Downton Young Driver Academy (DYDA) is an academy for drivers who are supported by the Downton Virtual Grand Prix team in an attempt to find drivers suitable for potential future careers in the Virtual Grand Prix series.

The academy has a proven track record with it's first product Marcus Thunder making it to the Virtual Grand Prix series in a race seat for Downton themselves. He currently partners 2013 champion Nathaniel Powers. Thunder scored his first podium at the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix when he was on loan to Mathershaw Technology.

Current drivers

Driver Age Years Current Series Titles
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Kiara Thunder 17 2013-14 International Junior Grand Prix Championship -
19px-Flag of Monaco.svg-1-.png Olen Inman 21 2014 Formula Single Seater Championship -

Former drivers

Driver Years Future
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Dino Palma 2013 European Junior Grand Prix Championship (2014)
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Marcus Thunder 2013 Virtual Grand Prix Championship (2013-14)
23px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-.png Jochem van Snelheid 2013-14

Graduated to Virtual Grand Prix

Driver Years Team(s)
23px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-.png Marcus Thunder 2013-14 Downton
  • Bold drivers still race in the Virtual Grand Prix.