Squadra Corse directly translated from Italian means Team Racing… We are a racing team that incorporates a number of specialised services, with the intention of expanding as a racing academy for drivers as well as technicians or industry participants.
Squadra Corse was established in early 2012 by Team Principle Elijah Mpho Gumbi. The vision behind creating a racing team is to achieve success within motorsport by growing the sport to include historically disadvantaged communities (HDC) but not limited to HDC’s. The team is focused on achieving excellence for both drivers, technical staff and partners who are involved.
We believe in empowering people and supporting young entrepreneurs. Where possible, we acquire services from other youth owned companies. These services include catering, photography, graphic design and PR and media. The companies we are proud to have built a relationship with over the past year include:
- F2 Productions (Television production)
- dgtl-fusion (Graphic design)
- The K Word (Web services & IT)
Skills development plays an integral role in development. This is why we have invested in training mechanics from previously disadvantaged communities as well as formulating our theoretical exercises which are motorsport specific. We have a vision of equipping those that are interested in motorsport with the necessary skills and knowledge to be involved, work and contribute to the sport. To date, we have trained 18 technical staff who some are working on a part-time and others on a full-time basis with Squadra Corse.