2024 Motorsport UK Academy line-up confirmed

Friday 16 February 2024

Motorsport UK is delighted to confirm the 2024 line-up for the hugely successful Academy, which has nurtured the very best of UK motorsport talent into the senior levels of the sport, including Elfyn Evans, George Russell, Jess Hawkins and Jake Dennis. The Academy has a proven track record of success, with 12 Academy drivers and five graduates winning championships in 2023.

Thirty-one newly selected drivers and co-drivers join 37 returning drivers for the Team UK, Futures and Co-Driver programmes.

Team UK is a national squad of elite competitors selected to receive a bespoke one-to-one performance programme as they compete in the sport’s top series. The line-up will include FIA World Rallycross hotshot Patrick O’Donovan, who has been part of the Academy since 2020, GT driver and 2022 Futures graduate Adam Smalley, GB3 champion Callum Voisin, 2022 Co-Driver graduate Cameron Fair, FIA F2 driver Taylor Barnard and F1 Academy racer Abbi Pulling.

The Futures squad will be bolstered by new recruits including British F4 runner up Will Macintyre and karting champion Freddie Slater, who join endurance racer Daryl De Leon, Marcus Littlewood, Scott Sumpton, Jodie Sloss, Joe Warhurst and Will Orton.

The co-driver group will continue to benefit from support from rally champions, M-Sport, who will provide opportunities to join the team at select WRC rounds to gain insight into how a team operates at the top level. New selections for this cohort are Bonnie Papper, Grace Pedley, Owen Paterson, Ifan Devine, Robbie Sandford and Harry Walshaw, who join returning graduates Emily Easton-Page, Emma Clarke and Harry Stubbs.

All new cohorts will be supported across four key development areas; technical/tactical, physical, mental and social/commercial. Each discipline will be led by coaching staff and a network of expert practitioners and motorsport team contacts to provide advice, development and industry insight to young, talented drivers and co-drivers.

The first programme training camps will begin in March.

Katie Baldwin, Head of Competitor Development: “The Motorsport UK Academy is a platform for the UK’s most promising talent to be developed into well rounded and high performing drivers. Identifying and helping to drive forward the next generation of talent across all disciplines of the sport is very much a key priority for Motorsport UK, and I’m pleased to welcome the latest intake of talented drivers and co-drivers into this season’s Academy programmes. Congratulations to all our athletes on their selection and we look forward to another busy year of success stories from the best of Britain’s rising stars.”

Team UK
Patrick O’Donovan
Sam Neary
Louis Foster
Seb Priaulx
Abbi Pulling
Jonny Edgar
Taylor Barnard
Callum Voisin
Luke Browning
Harry King
Josh Skelton
Ben Green
Sandy Mitchell
Casper Stevenson
Adam Smalley
Cameron Fair

Bonnie Papper
Grace Pedley
Harry Walshaw
Ifan Devine
Owen Paterson
Robbie Sandford
Emily Easton-Page
Emma Clarke
Harry Stubbs

Futures Year 2
Alicia Barrett
Arvid Lindblad
Corey Padgett
Daryl De Leon
Ella Lloyd
Jack Noller
Jodie Sloss
Joseph Warhurst
Leon Frost
Marcus Littlewood
Maximus Hall
Mohan Ritson
Nelson King
Reza Seewooruthun
Samuel Harrison
Scott Sumpton
Theo Micouris
Thomas Lee
Tom Edgar
Tom Mills
Will Jenkins
Will Orton
Zac Meakin

Futures Year 1
Aditya Kulkarni
Ben Mulryan
Cameron Pratt-Thompson
Chloe Chong
Ella Stevens
Ewan Charman
Freddie Slater
Jasmine Shaw
Jonathan Moore
Jude Peters
Luke Hilton
Monde Jnr Konini
Robert Proudlock
Rowan Campbell-Pilling
Samuel Harvey
Sean Scanlon
Thomas Milne
Tyler McAlpin
Tyler Read
Will Macintyre
Yehan Kallychurn