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71Max Coates

"The Renault UK Clio Cup has helped me get my career back on track... finally I'm able to get together the full budget to complete a full season of racing in a championship that's got a great profile among the public at British Touring Car events and those watching it at home on ITV4. That profile plus the UK Clio Cup paddock environment are also ideal for working with commercial partners and building for the future..."

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Age 25
Nationality British
Lives Scorton, North Yorkshire
Occupation Company Director (Sports and Digital Marketing Agency) & ARDS Racing Instructor
Sponsors Harron Homes, Primex Plastics, PLASgran Recycling, Clements Limited, Bennett Renault, RMB Automotive, Polydist
Team Team HARD


  • In 2016 Max qualified with a 'First' in sports marketing at Leeds Beckett University. There is nothing he doesn’t know about social media!
  • Max is also a whizz at video production and has filmed/edited a number of films for World Rally and World Rallycross 'legend' Petter Solberg.
  • His home circuit is Croft where he took his maiden race win in the UK Clio Cup in 2016.
  • He is a member of Silverstone's owner the famous British Racing Drivers' Club's exclusive 'Rising Stars' programme, awarded to only a handful of up-and-coming British drivers each year.

Team HARD Teammates

Career Highlights

Renault UK Clio Cup
3rd outright and also Graduates Cup Champion in debut season with Ciceley Motorsport. 1 race win (Croft), 6 more podium results plus 2 pole positions & 2 fastest laps. One of only 3 drivers to finish all 18 races; the only one to do so inside top 10. P4 in 2017, again with Ciceley, with 2 wins (at Donington Park and Rockingham where he set a new qualifying lap record).
2015 British Touring Car Championship
One-off outing in home event at Croft in Support Our Paras Infiniti.
Ginetta GT Supercup
Raced in both outright G55 class and G50 division. 5 wins in G50s in 2012. Podium result in G55s with Century Motorsport in 2013. Also guest drive in Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2014 at Donington Park with Parr Motorsport.
Ginetta Juniors
Contested main championship as a privateer. 11th in 2010. 6th in 2011 with best results of 3 x 3rd.
Competed in Honda Cadet, Comer Cadet, Formula Kartstars, Super 1 Mini Max and Junior Max categories.
Next Race > Brands Hatch Indy

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