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My racing career started in 2006 at the age of just 12 years old, on short oval tracks in the Incarace Ministox class. Racing with up to 30 equally powered cars in very close proximity meant that I had to learn to think very quickly and decisively, an attribute that has helped all through my racing career.

In 2009 and after a lot of success in the Ministox I decided that it was time for a bigger challenge and moved to racing on circuits in the 750 Motor Club Junior Saxmax Championship. Running our own car I ended my first year's circuit racing in 7th place in the championship but did have several top 5 places which helped get me noticed by the more established teams, and an invitation to race with Westbourne Motorsport for the 2010 Championship.

2010 also saw me being selected by the Motor Sports Association to join their Young Driver Academy and study on their Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) at Loughborough College. With the extra knowledge gained from this course and further guidance from Westbourne Motorsport and their driver coach Ed Pead, I won the 2010 Saxmax Championship winning no less than 7 of the 14 races. I was also singled out at the end of the year as a driver to watch in 2011. In its annual 'Fast 50' feature Motorsport News ranked me as the 13th hottest young talent in the UK and the fourth best in my specific discipline, saloon cars.

As the 2011 season approached, the decision was made to move on, and I chose to race in the highly competitive Mini Challenge Championship in the 'Club Class', running within the highly experienced and Championship winning team Excelr8 Motorsport. With the teams support I went on to win the 'Club Class' Championship, qualifying on Pole at every event and winning 16 of the 19 races.

At the end of 2011 and following a days instruction from Scuderia Vittoria team principle Danny Buxton an opportunity to race in the last two rounds of the Air Asia Clio Cup arose and I managed with no previous experience in the car to finish in the top 10 in all 4 races with a best of 5th place and the fastest lap at Brands Hatch.

2012 has already started well having now been ranked by Motorsport News in 1st place in its 'Fast 50' feature and by having the honour of being selected by the BRDC to become a member on their Rising Stars programme. 2012 ended as well as it had began, with yet more recognition. I had the honour of being selected for the Jason Plato backed KX Akademy for the 2013 season.

2013 saw me walk away with my first Clio Cup win under my belt and a number of podiums after a difficult start to the season. I have also been given a huge boost for my 2014 campaign by being selected to be a KX Akademy driver for the second season. 2014 is looking bright and I cannot wait to get the season underway.

 
Racing CV
2013  

Saw me return to the Clio Cup for a second season, joining Scuderia Vittoria as part of the KX Akademy and also achieving my first race win and a number of podiums after difficult start to the year.

2012  

My first full season in the Clio Cup. Driving for the Westbourne Motorsport team, I finished second in the Rookie Cup championship and in eighth place overall. Over the course of the season, I was the Rookie Cup winner three times and was on the overall podium twice. I was selected for the KX Akademy at the end of the season for 2013.

2011  

Although only 16 years old, I decided to move up into the senior classes and chose to race in the highly competitive Mini Challenge Championship in the 'Club Class', racing a BMW Mini Cooper. With the teams support I went on to win the 'Club Class' Championship, qualifying on Pole at every event and winning 16 of the 19 races.

With every round televised and shown on Motors TV, I gained significant amounts of media interest. This and my success to date was noted by several top race teams and I was then approached by front running team 'Scuderia Vittoria' to race their car in the Air Asia Renault Clio Cup at Rockingham, in the two races supporting the British Touring Car Championship, and also the last rounds again supporting the BTCC at Brands Hatch on the 1st and 2nd of October. At both of these events the races held on Sunday were televised live on ITV4 as well as being held in front of a huge audience at the circuit.

2010  

I was selected by the Motor Sports Association to join their Driver Academy and to study on their Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) at Loughborough College.

Through the year, with the extra knowledge gained from this course and further guidance from Westbourne Motorsport, I won the 2010 Saxmax Championship winning no less than 7 of the 14 races. Also in 2010 I was singled out as a driver to watch in 2011. In its annual 'Fast 50' feature, Motorsport News ranked me as the 13th hottest young talent in the UK and fourth best in my specific discipline, saloon cars.

2009  

Moved to racing on circuits in the 750 Motor club Junior Saxmax Championship, (a championship specifically for 14 to 17 year old drivers) racing on the UK's premier circuits. I ended my first years' circuit racing in 7th place in the championship but did have several top 5 places which got me well noticed by the more established teams that I was competing against. This resulted in being asked to race for the top team Westbourne Motorsport as their lead driver for the 2010 championship.

2008  

Ministox. 1st Northampton Championship, 2nd overall in Points championship

2007  

Ministox.

2006  

Started my racing career in Junior Ministox on small oval tracks.

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