Drivers > Max Coates
Clio Cup Driver
Date of Birth: 4/1/94
Place of Birth: Northallerton
Lives: Scorton, North Yorkshire
Height: 5ft 10in
2018: Renault UK Clio Cup – 3rd / Britcar (Snetterton and Silverstone)
2017: Renault UK Clio Cup – 4th
2016: Renault UK Clio Cup – 3rd (Graduate Champion)
2015: BTCC – Support Our Paras Racing – Croft
2014: Porsche Carrera Cup GB (Donington) / Ginetta GT4 Supercup (Croft)
2013: Ginetta GT4 Supercup (Croft)
2012: Ginetta G50 Championship / Ginetta GT4 Supercup (Brands Hatch GP)
2011: Ginetta Junior Championship – 6th / Ginetta Junior Winter Series – 2nd
2010: Ginetta Junior Championship – 11th / Ginetta Junior Winter Series – 2nd
2009: Junior Max – Formula Kart Stars
2008: Mini Max – Super1
2007: Motors TV UK Karting Challenge – Mini Max – 3rd / NKF Champion
2006: Mini Max – Super1
2005: Comer Cadet Stars of Tomorrow
2004: Karting – WTP LGM Championship
2003: Karting – WTP LGM Championship
2002: Karting – Honda Cadet British Championships
2001: Honda Cadet, Club Championships at Rowrah and Warden Law
Best Championship: Ginetta Junior Champion
First Win: Brands Hatch Ginetta G50 – 31st March 2012
Last Win: Snetterton 29th July 2018 – Clio Cup
Pole positions: 9
Front Row Starts: 13
Fastest Laps: 5
Number of Seasons with Team HARD:
First season with Team HARD.
What made you chose Team HARD?
Tony Gilham has offered me the opportunity to run a Renault UK Clio Cup team how I want to and that really appealed. The VW Passat BTCC car test is a real draw and naturally the potential progression to the BTCC. Marketing wise, the team will help to bring myself and Ethan inline with the BTCC team, increasing our profile too.
What are your hopes for the 2019 season?
Win the Renault UK Clio Cup.
How long have you been racing?
I’ve been racing for 17 years, 9 in cars.
What made you want to become a racing driver?
The shared passion of everyone working together to be the best. I love racing the car, but I love being a part of a team of great people.
What other championships have you raced in?
Karting (WTP LGM Cadet Championship, Stars of Tomorrow, Super1 in WTP, Comer and Honda Cadets and Mini and Junior Max), Ginetta Junior Championship, Michelin Ginetta G50 Cup, Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Renault UK Clio Cup.
What is your favourite track?
Croft, Brands Hatch GP or Knockhill (I like them all!)
What is your favourite car you have driven?
Mercedes A Class BTCC
If you could drive one race car what would it be?
V8 Supercar, that sound!