What we do

About Buggyra Academy //

The Academy program leads their participants into different fields of motorsport. 

What we do

About Buggyra Academy

The Academy program leads their participants into different fields of motorsport.

The Buggyra Academy was founded in 2019 by Martin Koloc, Buggyra Racing’s CEO. As a double European truck racing champion, Martin knows all sides of the motorsport industry, behind the wheel and behind a desk, managing a team. The Buggyra Academy has become an integral part of the Buggyra ZM Racing team structure. Its main objective is to nurture new talents both on and off the tracks who are given the opportunity to learn on the task, with experienced coaches.

Today, the Academy has four poles at different locations around the world: Rally Raid (off-road), Endurance Racing, Karting and Truck Racing. Buggyra’s experienced talent scouts find the most talented young drivers around the world to give them the opportunity to become the best in their chosen field of motorsport.

Karting

Endurance Racing

Buggyra Academy members have already shown their potential. In 2023, Aliyyah Koloc competed for the GT4 class championship title in the European 24H Series Endurance Championship and emerged as the winner in the women’s overall classification. In January 2023, she made history as the youngest-ever female participant in the Dakar Rally at just 18 years of age. Buggyra Academy France has clinched six titles in the French Truck Racing Championship, including two overall victories by Téo Calvet. The juniors of Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra Racing achieved a double win in the final standings of the FIA CEZ circuit series in the GTC class. The karting program has also been expanding significantly, with Buggyra Academy drivers consistently achieving top positions. In 2022, Nicolas Lacko dominated the Czech championship in the Easy 60 Junior category.

Also with their team management, Buggyra Academy has been putting a focus on youth. Jan Koubek, a 20-year-old Czech, has recently been appointed CEO of the Academy. Martin Koloc praises his strong communication and managerial skills, along with his commitment to learning.

Organizational structure of Buggyra Academy:

CEO: Jan Koubek
Mentor: David Vrsecky
Driver coach & simulator program: Rudolf Sieben
Driver coach Buggyra Academy France:  Téo Calvet
Technical director: Petr Hadascok
Junior strategist: Matej Hadascok
Junior performance engineers:  Yasmeen Koloc, MBA; Jakub Hadascok