Richard Moore is the Academy Director and Gary Wilson is the Academy Head Coach. The significant “Stage One” sees the foundation set, coaches appointed and the Explore and Learn level one courses in operation. "Stage Two" is the Hotshots program which now sees competitors at an advanced level learning advanced driving techniques and advanced kart set up.

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Gary has been a member of the Academy Coaching team since day one and brings wide and long experience to the role from being a successful mentor and pit crew in many classes stretching from Midgets/Cadets to SuperKarts

Richard will be focussing his efforts to Academy fund raising while Gary runs the Explore and Learn and Hotshots courses.

Overview:
  • KartSport New Zealand are developing a quality three tier driver training and development system
  • Time frame is three years: One program released each year starting with “Entry’ level, through “advanced” and finishing with “high performance”
  • Entry level program was launched November 2007 and is now up and running
  • Stage One is by far the major portion of the three year program and will absorb 70% of effort as all foundation policies, manuals, safety and management controls have been developed at this point and they will flow through to later programs. Stage Two will absorb 10% of overall resource and Stage 3 the Elite program 20%
  • Stage two, the Hotshots program, for advanced level competitor coaching was launched on 1st August 2008.

Mission: EXPLORE – EXPERIENCE - EXCEL

Kartsport New Zealand is committed to fostering and growing driver pleasure, performance and potential.

Kartsport recognizes the value of enabling New Zealanders to enjoy the thrill, speed and excitement that Karting offers and wish to provide a pathway to enjoy this sport by developing participant’s technical and personal skills in a safe environment.
Kartsport are committed to developing a set of programs and coaching clinics to assist all members from new entry through club day racers to aspiring and existing elite international level competitors.

Stage One:
The “Explore and Learn” product as stage one of the Academy enables new members of all ages and their guardians where applicable to come to grips with the entry level complexities and nuances of the sport.
Competitive karting has challenging barriers to entry for those without prior experience and this is a step by step program that can be “coached” and supported by clubs throughout the nation.
Stage One provides a quality improvement and club /competitor feedback process where enhancements can be made to the product on a regular basis.

GOAL:
Arrest membership fall off and encourage annual growth of 5% and a 50% improvement in first year membership renewals.

Stage Two:
The "Hotshots" program as stage two of the Academy enables competitors at an advanced level to learn advanced driving techniques and advanced kart set up. In addition the skilled coaches address specialist subjects; mental preparation, qualifying, race strategy, nutrition and fitness.

GOAL:
Provide the confidence for B rated drivers to step up to A grade competition and allow A grade competitors the opportunity to get the best performance out of themselves and their kart.

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Box 37-916 Parnell Auckland 1051
Email : ra.moore10@gmail.com

Richard is on the Executive of KartSport New Zealand. Richard has competed in many classes from Cadet to Open (NZ Champions 2009) and represented New Zealand the 2006 Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal. Richard is a successful touring car race driver and spends much of his time driver coaching for Downforce Ltd.

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Academy Head Coach - Gary Wilson :
Phone: 021 543 787
Email: gazza96@me.com

Gary has been contracted as Head Coach and Co-ordinator for 2012. Gary has been a member of the Academy Coaching team since day one and brings wide and long experience to the role from being a successful mentor and pit crew in many classes stretching from Midgets/Cadets to SuperKarts

 
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