YRDA Announces Acerbis as Latest Partner

April 29, 2022

The Young Racing Driver Academy (“YRDA”) are delighted to announce Acerbis as their new academy teamwear provider.  

The partnership will see the YRDA’s young drivers wearing Acerbis’ high quality and specially designed kit for the promotional and training aspects of the YRDA’s unique programme. 

Founded in Italy in 1973, Acerbis (https://www.acerbis.com/en) has built an incredible reputation in the two wheel scene providing top level equipment to the very best riders and ensuring they look the part while pushing to the maximum in their sport. With a shared passion for identifying and supporting the development of the stars of the future, Acerbis’ link with the YRDA will enable the young drivers to proudly wear Acerbis’ YRDA branded team wear for the 2022 race season. Massive in Europe and now emerging into the UK markets, the new partnership is Acerbis’ first entry into four wheel motorsport.

The YRDA (www.yrda.co.uk) is an all-encompassing motorsport academy that is focussed on identifying, nurturing and developing young racing drivers and operates in association with the Arden team (www.arden-motorsport.com). The YRDA delivers a specialist all-encompassing and highly coordinated elite programme that focuses heavily on one-to-one driver training on Arden’s dedicated state of the art simulator, human performance testing and monitoring, bespoke training and nutritional support, brand development and structured goal setting and career advice. Since its formation in 2012, the YRDA has helped to launch the senior motorsport careers of numerous young racing drivers, many of whom have progressed to race for the Arden team. YRDA alumni have now progressed to join the grid in the FIA F2, FIA F3, FRECA, GB3, F4, GB4, GT3 and GT4 Championships and include the likes of current FIA F2 Champion and Alpine F1 Reserve Driver Oscar Piastri.

“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Acerbis and look forward to building a long lasting relationship with the brand. Providing our drivers with quality branded team wear makes them feel part of the YRDA family and in Acerbis we believe that we have found an ideal fit who also share our performance ethos. We are looking forward to working with the Acerbis team to promote this exciting new association.” 

Jamie Horner - YRDA Founding Director.

“We are thrilled to partner with the iconic Arden Motorsport and the Young Racing Driver Academy.

Acerbis are continually expanding its Sports and Motorsports range and this new partnership will extend our brand awareness into 4 wheel competition.

Acerbis, Arden and the YRDA share a common passion for competition and understand the need for finest technical equipment that will enable the athletes to achieve their goals. This partnership will assist the development of future projects and our motorsport range for 4 wheel competition. We look forward to a constructive partnership with the team and their drivers.” 

Wynn Connell - General Manager Acerbis UK