Motorsport UK Academy announces squad programme selection 2020

Friday 28 February 2020

Motorsport UK Academy Coaches, Adam Gould and James Wozencroft, have named their 2020 Squad Programme selections following a review of a high-calibre of applications. The Motorsport UK Squad programme develops and supports talented young drivers who demonstrate exceptional potential to progress through the competitors’ pathway into the Team UK programme and beyond.

The drivers were selected based on a combination of performances from the 2019 season, previous achievements and the potential to ‘make it’ to the top of their discipline.

The 2020 programme offers exclusive industry insight, specialist workshops, education sessions and bespoke events aimed at developing and improving all round driving ability.  The two-year programme will provide individuals with the opportunity to progress and develop both personally and professionally within the sport, in a supportive, high performance environment.

Academy Coach,James Wozencroft said “The Motorsport UK Squad programme offers a great opportunity for a driver to develop their knowledge in all of the factors relevant to achieving their goals in the sport. The industry experts offer real insight into specialist fields that is often not possible to access and so I’m really looking forward to working with the new selection of athletes and helping them utilise this information to become the best drivers they can be.”

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

Guy Cunnington (British Kart Championship – Senior Rotax 2019)

Jessica Edgar (LGM Kart Championship – Junior X30 2019)

Toby Goodman (MINI Challenge Cooper & Lotus Cup Europe 2019)

Logan Hannah (Scottish Formula Ford championship 2019)

Louis Harvey (British Kart Championship – Junior TKM 2019)

James Hedley (Ginetta Junior championship)

Will Hunt (Radical SR1 Cup 2019)

Eddie Lewis (Senior Rally Events 2019 – various)

Emily Linscott (Britcar Endurance Championship & Lucas Formula Series 2019)

Thomas Llewellin (2WD Welsh Rally Championship 2019)

Scott McKenna* (Ginetta GT5 championship 2019)

Jemma Moore (GT4 Southern European Series, Junior Saloon Car Championship 2019)

Joshua Malin (Ginetta GT5 Challenge 2019)

Patrick O’Donovan (Junior Rallycross Championship 2019)

Adam Smalley (Ginetta GT5 championship)

Archie Swinscoe (Junior 1000 Rally Championship 2019)

Joe Turney* (OK European and World Kart championships)

Harry Yardley-Rose (British Kart Championship 2019 Junior TKM)

*denotes direct entry into Year 2 programme

Competitors Pathway Manager, Katie Baldwin said “I would like to congratulate the selected drivers for their ambition and commitment which has ultimately gained them a place on the Squad programme for 2020.  The Motorsport UK Academy will provide beneficial insight, education and guidance to support them in their journey to becoming a professional driver.  We are looking forward to working with the group over the next 24 months”