Popular Renault UK Clio Cup competitor Max Coates, a semi-professional driver with over 17 years’ experience, has joined the growing family of BMMC Club Ambassadors.
Racing karts since the age of 8 Max progressed his racing career into cars in 2010 when he joined the Ginetta Junior Championship. Following two successful years as a privateer entry supported by Dad (Rob), Mum (Karen) and brother (Greg) Max moved up the Ginetta racing ladder to the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup.
Since then he has raced in the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain, Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Dunlop Britcar Endurance Championship, Hankook 24hr Series, the Citroen Trade Team C1 Challenge and the Renault UK Clio Cup and Clio Cup Internationale Finale.
Away from the track Max holds a 1st Class Sports Marketing Degree and is a director of Marketing Agency, High Row Marketing. With over 17,500 social media followers reaching in excess of 2 million people per year Max is a credible brand ambassador and is personable, marketable and engaging.
He is also an ARDS B qualified race driver coach and instructor and enjoys hanging out with his friends and keeping fit. Max is a Yorkshire Patron, an AASE and Motorsport UK Development Squad Graduate and a former BRDC Rising star.
Speaking about his invitation to become a BMMC Club Ambassador Max said: “It’s an honour to be an ambassador for BMMC. Quite simply, without the Orange Family we couldn’t go racing!
“I’d just like to extend my appreciate to every member of the BMMC for doing what you do and allowing me to do what I love, so thanks!”
“I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work that the BMMC do to train marshals and had a go myself both at training days at Oulton Park and Croft and during the BTCC meeting at Oulton Park. To continue doing the sport I love we need to have a new blood into the marshalling community so hopefully being a part of this ambassadorial role will help to do that.
BMMC National Chair Nadine Lewis added: “Max is a very popular figure at race tracks around the UK and I know many members of our Orange Family will be delighted he is the latest recruit to our Club Ambassador team. He always takes time to thank and support the work of our 2,400+ volunteer members which is always appreciated, while also getting hands on at marshals’ training events on a number of occasions.”
Photo of Max Coates courtesy of Jakob Ebrey