Alex before the race at Thruxton 2016

About Alex

Alex is an 19-year-old professional racing driver. His first encounter with motorsport was at the age of 9 at Donington Park watching BOSS GP, when he was moved to tears at the sight and sound of the classic F1 cars. His first experience of driving was at the same age driving a Ferrari 360, using a booster seat to reach the pedals as he was so determined to drive he would try anything. Since then he has been crazy about driving and motorsport, in 2013 he won a scholarship for disabled drivers to compete for a season in autosolos and autotests, due to a hereditary muscle wasting condition, called Myotonic Dystrophy he was eligible to take part in the competition, it made him a lot more determined to do something that he loves and so he took part in the Ginetta Junior scholarship. There was three parts to the scholarship assessment: driving, media and fitness he had some very good scores in driving and media, which was the highest on the day but he unfortunately didn’t get a place in the final. Once he had his first taste of circuit racing Alex realised that it was something he really wanted to continue taking part in, so he took his ARDS (racing licence) test and passed, then he chose BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship to race in and took part in three rounds at Donington, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, gaining confidence and experience every time he raced the car. In 2015 Alex completed his first full season in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship, Due to a mechanical issue at the begining of the season, he was unable to take part in the first race of the season. Since then he has focused on scoring consistent points and working his way up the grid. In the 2016 season Alex raced in the Pre-2003 Production Touring Car Championship, he achieved 5 podium positions and 4th position in the championship at the end of the season.

Bio

 

Name: Alex Tait

Age: 19

Hometown: Sheffield

Occupation: Professional Racing Driver/Driver Coach

Team: Finsport

Car: Ford Fiesta ST180

Championship: Blue Oval Saloon Series