If you’re an up-and-coming road racer in Europe, one of the most important names to know is Nicolas Todt, son of FIA President Jean Todt, and one of the top managers for young drivers.
The younger Todt created the All Road Academy in 2013 to assist drivers in their goal of reaching the top level of motorsport.
USF2000 points leader Nico Jamin, from Rouen, France, recently signed an agreement with the academy and became, at 19, the only open-wheel racer evolving in North American, to join the prestigious All Road Academy.
Jamin swept the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for his third and fourth wins of the season, and second and third in a row.
“I am pleased that Nico Jamin has joined the All Road Academy, and that we can accompany him all along his 2015 racing season,” Nicolas Todt said in a release. “His season started really well. After eight races he is currently leading the USF2000 championship with four wins to his credit.
“Nico combines talent and determination and I am certain that he can aim to the top of his sport. The advices and tools brought by All Road Academy are here to assist him to reach his goal.”
Said Jamin of the opportunity, “I’m very proud to announce that I’m taking part in the All Road Academy program. It’s a huge opportunity for me, and I’m confident that we can build something big with Nicolas Todt and his team. They have done a great job with all of their drivers, and it’s an honor for me to be a part of it now, especially because I am their only driver racing in the U.S.A. I’m very lucky, and I’m more motivated than ever.”
The signing is important because of Todt’s pull and reach. Some of his clients include Felipe Massa (Williams F1), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus F1) and José-Maria Lopez (Citroen WTCC).