Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 25, 2021 – Building a Business Case for Motorsport Sponsorship and more.

This week the Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief offers some great advice on improving your racecraft through data, building a case for motorsport sponsorship, why F1600 is a great development series, testing and drive opportunities and more. It really is news racers can use!

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 25, 2021
Tymoteusz Kucharczyk (Photo: WSK Karting)

Driver Development News, Tips & Techniques

  • Today (October 25, 2021) kicks off the MotiV8 Training 5 day Challenge where you can learn how to improve your fitness and therefore learn how to improve your race performance. Full details can be found here and its free! From the fine folks at MotiV8 Training:

Your physical fitness is as critical to your performance as much as your vehicle. Races can be won or lost based on your physical attributes. If you haven’t been doing any sport-specific training, this is the week to start!

Do you always have your ‘head in the race?’? Do you find yourself losing concentration, getting anxious before a race? We are going to start to work through these processes!

MotiV8 Training
Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 25, 2021
F1600 car via Road & Track
  • FEED Racing F4, the development program and competition run by Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick Lemarié is back in 2022 for a fourth season with some new features and their race promo is good until December 31, 2021. You can get all the details here.

The Business of Being a Race Driver

  • Money is key to getting ahead, literally and figuratively and Enzo Mucci has some great tips if money is hard to come by in the video below.

“It’s also fun for me to interact with other businesspeople who have similar interests and offer them something maybe just a little bit different than what everybody else is doing. The best example I could give you is we met the owner of Sierra Pacific Windows who was a co-sponsor. And so we’ve bought all of our windows through them for property remodels. So we were able to support them, they supported us, and that business relationship has continued. Same thing with Expedia VIP, LOHLA SPORT, and the rest who were with us. And so, year one, we were really successful. I’m hoping to be even more so next year.”

Racer October 19, 2021

Drive & Testing Opportunities

If you have any open drive or testing opportunities please contact me to have them listed in the Weekly Debrief.

  • Momentum Motorsports have two open test days scheduled at Carolina Motorsports Park on November 10 – 11, 2021. The open-wheel test day will be open to a maximum of six cars and will run from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

“The track has become available, and we have decided to scoop it up and try and build a two-day test program,” explained Phil Picard. “We have one driver already confirmed and are looking for five more. Additionally, I have an Ligier JSF4 available for any driver that is considering the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda or the USF Juniors program in 2022.”

  • For more information on the Momentum Motorsports test days at Carolina Motorsports Park, please contact Phil Picard at or visit the national level race team online at or via their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more information on Carolina Motorsports Park, please visit them online at
  • Atlanta Speedwerks has a seat available for the IMSA TCR season finale event during Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta Nov 10-12, 2021. Funded drivers are to message the team through their Facebook page for details.

Series News

Motorsport Prospects Weekly Debrief for October 25, 2021
Photo: Spanish F4

As series prepare for 2022 a slew of announcements have been made over the last week. Here are some highlights.

These next two articles are a great overview of the new IMSA GTD Pro class and the venerable and always competitive MX-5 Cup.

Esports & Sim Racing

Business of Motorsport

A couple of interesting stories this week related to the business of motorsport that caught my eye including how F1 teams could all be profit makers according to some, an argument that sportswashing doesn’t work and more.

  • As more and more sports, including motorsport compete in regions of the world with legitimate human rights concerns, the debate often revolves around whether the sports should compete in those countries at all. While the IOC insists that sport is not political and F1 argue that their presence can make a difference by being vocal about their concerns and setting an example on how they conduct their business in these countries, Unofficial Partner takes a different approach. They argue that sportswashing does not work. “The dictator’s money can buy a platform. But it doesn’t buy the story.” An interesting and recommended read.

From the Motorsport Prospects Archives

I am not going too far with the Motorsport Prospects Archives as once again I had so much sustainable motorsport news that I posted a Sustainable Motorsport Round-Up last Friday with part 2 scheduled to run this Friday (October 29, 2021). The amount of technical innovation in this area is astounding and it s not just limited to what powers the cars and bikes!

The Last Lap

Here are some more interesting motorsport-related tidbits for the Last Lap that crossed my virtual desk this week.

I have a bunch of great in-car videos for you so I will spread them out over the next few weeks. Here is part one.

That’s it for this week. Stay safe and see you at the track!

Mark Boudreau
Author: Mark Boudreau

Mark is the publisher of Motorsport Prospects. As a former lawyer, he applies his legal background and research skills to assist race drivers by showcasing the resources they need to make their motorsport careers happen.