The Jay Kim Show Episode #26: Darryl O’Young
Darryl O’Young fell in love with Motorsports at the age of 8 when his father bought him his first go-kart. From that moment, Darryl knew he had found his passion. Over the next 13 years, Darryl and his father crisscrossed North America many times travelling to races across Canada and the United States.
At the age of 21, Darryl left North America for the first time to race in Asia. While there, Darryl seized the opportunity to use his knowledge of marketing and business to land his first professional driving contract with Jebsen Group of Hong Kong.
Today, Darryl is a familiar face at Grand Touring races across Asia and around the world. He is a three-time Macau Grand Prix champion, a two-time Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion, and finished second in his class at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.
Darryl also works tirelessly to grow the status of motorsports in Asia, and specifically Hong Kong, with his O’Young’s Future Stars program, which helps to introduce motorsport racing to kids who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to get on a race track.
Join Jay and Darryl for today’s chat and discover:
- Why marketing and businesses skills are essential for professional athletes
- How to handle success in the public spotlight
- Why hard work will get you farther than any amount of luck
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