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37Michael Epps

“It makes complete sense for me to step over from the BTCC to Clio Cup this season. The championship is super competitive and keeps a driver sharp – it’s no coincidence that many of the top names in touring cars have come from the Clio Cup. It was the logical choice…"


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Age 26
Nationality British & New Zealand
Lives Hemel Hempstead, Herts
Occupation Race driving instructor
Sponsors Burton Old Cottage Beer Company, Simply Race, Anytime Fitness UK, Whitemoss Pharmacy, Marchand Watch Company, Spine Optics
Team Matrix Motorsport


  • Michael plays the piano. Very well! He started leaning at six years old and, aged 11, was able to perform Mozart pieces in school concerts.
  • He also produces/mixes electronic dance music.
  • Mike is a 'Grade A' ARDS race driver instructor.
  • His dual nationality stems from his father (UK) and mother (New Zealand).

Career Highlights

British Touring Car Championship
Both seasons with RCIB Insurance Racing. P24 overall and also P2 to Ashley Sutton in Jack Sears Trophy (for rookies) in 2016 in Toyota Avensis. 7 points finishes. Best result: P10 at Thruxton. P17 in 2017 in Volkswagen CC. 11 points finishes. Best result: P8 at Oulton Park. Also started season’s final round reversed grid from pole position.
2015 VW Racing Cup
P8 overall with Team HARD with 4 race wins (Spa-Francorchamps, Brands Hatch and twice at Donington Park).
US F2000
P13 in 2013's full National Championship with Belardi Auto Racing. Then P2 (again with BAR) in 4-round Winterfest, held Feb 2014. Took 2 race wins, both at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
Formula Renault BARC
P13 overall in 2012 for JWA-Avila team. Best result: P4. Also P10 in Winter Series for Core Motorsport. Best result: P4 Brands Hatch GP (just behind new 2018 Renault F1 reserve driver Jack Aitken in P2)! Contested final 2 rounds of 2014 at Silverstone with SWB Motorsport: Results were P8 & P6. Shared grid with Pietro Fittipaldi!
2011 750MC Formula Vee
Championship runner-up in a GAC 2010. 2 race wins, both at Donington. (Ashley Sutton was 'only' P4 the year after)!
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