Twenty one drivers awarded a place on 2022 Enhanced DiSE programme

Monday 12 September 2022

The Motorsport UK Academy is pleased to announce that 21 drivers have been awarded a place on the Enhanced Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme at Loughborough College. 

The 21 drivers will start the bespoke two-year programme this September with 19 drivers moving into their second year.  

The Enhanced DiSE programme gives talented young drivers and co-drivers, who are serious about a career in motorsport, the opportunity to gain academic qualifications whilst competing. 

A specialised academic timetable is delivered by Loughborough College which enables drivers to successfully balance their training with their academic studies. 

New for 2022, a BTEC Level 3 in eSports has been introduced in the suite of qualifications. This will provide an opportunity to put technical and tactical theory and learnings into practice, whilst ensuring transferability of performance principles between digital and real-world driving. 

Katie Baldwin, Competitors Pathway Manager at Motorsport UK, said, “Once again we had a record number of applications this year, so the selection process was incredibly tough. The programme will give an opportunity for drivers to build and work on developing all areas of their motorsport performance.   

“Congratulations to all the drivers who have been selected and we look forward to supporting them all in their motorsport journey.” 

2022 Cohort  

  • Aaron Walker 
  • Albert Webster 
  • Chloe Grant 
  • Connor Clifford 
  • Craig Morgan 
  • Deagen Fairclough 
  • Donovan Dyer 
  • Ethian Symonds 
  • Harri Reynolds 
  • Harry Hickton 
  • Joshua Rowledge 
  • Liam McNeilly 
  • Liona Theobald 
  • Loui Hounsell
  • Oliver Cottam
  • Olivier Algieri 
  • Ronnie Smith 
  • Samuel Gornall 
  • Seb Hopkins 
  • Sid Smith 
  • Will Ovenden 

Returning cohort moving into Year 2 

  • Alex Ley 
  • Aston Millar 
  • Briannie Davis 
  • Daniel Armstrong 
  • Daryl De Leon Taylor 
  • George Davis 
  • Jack Meakin 
  • Jessica Edgar 
  • Joseph Warhurst 
  • Letisha Conn 
  • Lorenzo Kordal 
  • Marcus Littlewood 
  • Marcus Carlton 
  • Samuel Hawthorne 
  • Samuel Shaw 
  • Scott Sumpton 
  • Tom Lebbon 
  • Tom Adams 
  • Will Orton