The Weekend is fast approaching and for Max Coates that means it’s time for the first race of the Clio Cup 2017, the car has been packed and he’s raring to go! Max is a keen 22-year-old racing driver, he first realised his love for racing when he was 8 years old competing in karting races. Max then worked his way up through the ranks by competing in several different race series.
When Max wasn’t racing around track he was studying for his university degree which he achieved last year. Max achieved a first-class degree in sports marketing at Leeds Beckett University. Max is now also a qualified race coach and instructor. In 2016 Max became the Renault Clio Graduate Champion finishing 3rd overall, another amazing achievement that Max could add to his packed CV!
This weekend kicks off the 2017 Renault Clio Cup and Max is heading into the season as one of the title favourites. In the run up to the big day Max has been at press days, this was where he revealed his brand-new car livery for the public to see and it looks fantastic! Max also took part in the testing sessions which he was 2nd, 3rd and 1st fastest across the three test sessions.
So where can you see Max in action? On the Saturday’s on the race weekends below Max will compete in qualifying and compete in one race on the same day, these events are available to live stream on itv.com by using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Sunday’s are race days, you’ll be able to watch Max on ITV 4 either online or on your television, the Renault Clio Cup is a support event for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) so be sure to watch both events!
Clements are a proud sponsor of Max Coates and will be keeping everyone up to date on how Max gets on over all the race weekends. We’d like to wish Max the best of luck for the upcoming race season, he’s a serious contender!
Below is a list of this seasons race calendar for the Renault Clio Cup 2017, to find out more about Max Coates check his website out! www.maxcoatesracing.co.uk
Rounds, Date, Circuit/County
1&2, Sat 1/Sun 2 April, Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent
3&4, Sat 15/Sun 16 April, Donington Park, Leicestershire
4&5, Sat 6/Sun 7 May, Thruxton, Hants
7&8, Sat 20/Sun 21 May, Oulton Park, Cheshire
9&10, Sat 10/Sun 11 June, Croft, North Yorkshire
11&12, Sat 29/Sun 30 July, Snetterton, Norfolk
13&14, Sat 26/Sun 27 August, Rockingham, Northamptonshire
15&16, Sat 16/Sun 17 September, Silverstone, Northamptonshire
17&18, Sat 30 Sept/Sun 1 Oct, Brands Hatch (GP), Kent