Motorsport UK Academy announces co-driver programme selection 2020

Thursday 06 February 2020

Motorsport UK Academy Coaches, Paul Spooner and Nicky Grist, have named their 2020 Co-Driver Programme selections following a review of high caliber applications.  The Co-Drivers were selected based on a combination of their 2019 performance, previous achievements and the potential to ‘make it’ to the top of their discipline.

The bespoke programme is led by experts, both of whom have competed at the pinnacle of the sport in the World Rally Championship. The individualised programme provides 1:1 performance management and coaching, workshops, expert industry insight and Co-Driver specific education.

Academy Coach, Paul Spooner said; “The successful applicants will, at the end of the course, be equipped with the necessary skills to move their rallying career forward. The aim is to help them develop in all aspects of the sport to allow them to take any opportunities at higher levels and be successful.”

The successful competitors selected for this year’s programme are;

  • Cameron Fair
  • Jack Bowen
  • Rhys Stoneman
  • Hannah McKillop
  • Ben Teggart
  • Liam Whiteley

2019 Academy Co-Drivers Ian Parker and Gareth Parry have also been offered associate places on the programme for 2020.

“It has been really encouraging to see the quality of Co-Drivers putting themselves forwards for the Academy programme, which is a vital development tool for the future of British co-driving. It is testament to the programme that we have seen Co-Drivers graduate from the Academy and go on to compete at the highest level of the sport.  I would like to extend my congratulations to those newly selected for 2020 and indeed those who have been offered an extend place” said Katie Baldwin, Motorsport UK’s Competitors Pathway Manager.