The Ministry of Education and Research has given its blessing to the Estonian motorsport academy which will be the first hobby school in Estonia dedicated purely to motorsport.
NGO Estonian Motorsport Academy, headed by Martin Mooses, deputy head of the University of Tartu Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy, has long been working toward opening Estonia's first sport school dedicated solely to motorsports, Eesti Päevaleht reports. (Link in Estonian)
"Years ago, my children wanted to take up motorsport, but there wasn't anywhere I could have taken them," Mooses said. "Because we could not find such a place, we decided to take the matter into our own hands."
Mooses' NGO works with the Äksi39Team where he helps organize practices. "We are in the process of starting a motorsport school in cooperation with Äksi. We have filed an application for the status of a motorsport school with the education ministry and we hope to get a reply inside three or four weeks," the man said in the second half of May.
The Ministry of Education wrote back, confirming it has approved a motorsport curriculum on June 1. This means that young motorsport fans can officially study motorsport in Estonia in the future.
The new sport school that will continue to use the Äksi39Team name will be concentrating mainly on motocross and supermoto disciplines. Practice is open for children starting from the age of five who will be taught motorsport one step at a time.
Editor: Marcus Turovski