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71Max Coates

"This will be my fourth season in the championship after coming so close to taking the title in 2018 and leading for the majority year. I’ve learnt more and more each time and I feel confident about the season ahead."

All Teams
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
Team Team HARD.


  • In 2016 Max qualified with a '1st' 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.

Career Highlights

Renault UK Clio Cup
Contested 2016-2017 seasons with Ciceley Motorsport; then 2018 with Team Pyro. P3 in 2016 (1 win at Croft) and Graduates Cup Champion ahead of Senna Proctor. One of only 3 drivers to finish all 18 rounds and only driver to finish them all in top 10. P4 in 2017 with 2 wins (Donington Park & Rockingham), plus 4 more podium results, 3 pole positions (inc. qualifying lap record at Rockingham) & 4 fastest laps (inc. new race lap record at Brands Hatch GP). Also P3 in class in 2017 Dubai 24 Hours in Ciceley-entered Clio Cup car. P3 in 2018 with Pyro with 4 wins, unrivalled 5 pole positions. Led championship up to Brands Hatch GP season finale. P2 to Jack Young in end of year International Clio Cup world final at Paul Ricard, France.
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.
Renault UK Clio Cup
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